Thursday, January 28, 2010
Looking for something more snazzy than plain 'ole chicken breast on a grill, I found this rub recipe on Recipezaar.com. I honestly have only done spice rubs only a handful of times in my life, and after dinner tonight I am definitely going to be remedying that problem! It goes without saying, these were awesome! The rub almost left a little crust texture on the chicken and the flavor was amazing! These had a little bite to them, but if you want to kick it up a notch, definitely add some cayenne to the mixture. I love the spicy/sweet flavor combo, and...well, I just can't complain! Even the hubs, who normally doesn't go out of his way to compliment food (other than "thanks, dinner was good"), had a thing or two to say about how much he really liked the chicken. The recipe calls for skinned chicken (bone-in, too, I imagine), but I just used boneless/skinless and it was fine (just watch your grill time). Overall... A+!
BBQ Spice Rubbed Chicken Breasts
4 chicken breasts
2 tablespoons mild chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper, medium grind
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon coriander, ground* (optional)
2 dried bay leaves, crushed*
1 tablespoon salt
1. Spice Mix: Blend all dry ingredients. * Coriander and bay leaf can be ground in a spice or coffee grinder.
2. Chicken: rinse chicken in cold water and pat dry, season chicken liberally with spice rub.
3. To cook: Start gas grill or charcoal bbq; if using gas grill, turn one side down to a low heat while keeping the other side on med/high, If using charcoal grill push coals to one side.
4. Place chicken breast on the grill (away from the fire) skin side up; cover and cook for 20-25 minutes (Check to make sure there is no flare ups if using a gas grill).
5. Turn chicken over onto direct heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes more or until chicken is well browned, and cooked through, enjoy.