To make the grilled chicken, slice chicken breasts cross-sectionally. Clean, pat dry and transfer to a large bowl. Add minced garlic, salt, 2 tsp pepper, paprika powder, 1 tbsp olive oil and thyme to the bowl and rub into the chicken. Set aside for 20 minutes – 1 hour. Transfer the chicken to a tray and grill in the top rack of a preheated oven at 200 degrees centigrade for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes and slice.