I’m feeling the need to use up all the food in my house before I go and buy anything else. Or at least to find recipes that fit the ingredients I have on hand.
This recipe is from Cooking Light, September 2008.
Substitution made, noted below.
Quick Barbecue Chicken
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 (8 oz) bone-in chikcen bread halves – I used boneless, skinless chicken breast
Combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Loosen skin from chicken by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat; rub spice mixture evenly under skin over meat. Lightly coat skin with cooking spray. Place chicken, breast side down, on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees, turning twice. Let chicken stand 10 minutes. Remove skin and discard.
Since I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, here’s what I did.
Using a grill pan, heated to med-high heat. Brushed spice mixture on both sides of chicken breasts. Cooked breasts in grill pan, for a total of 20 minutes. Served with sweet potato fries and steamed broccoli.
These spices compliment each other very well, and so easy to throw together. I made green salad and topped it with the leftover chicken for husband and I the next day. This rub would also be great on pork chops or steak.