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Quick Barbecue Chicken

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
Prep time 45 mins
Yield 2 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)
Rub chicken breasts under the skin with the spice paste, and grill for a simple, delicious late-summer dinner. Leave the skin on the chicken as it cooks so the breasts will remain juicy, and discard skin just before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (8-ounce) bone-in chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 308
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 9.7 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 49.4 g
  • carbohydrate 2.7 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 131 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 738 mg
  • calcium 27 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. 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°, turning twice. Let chicken stand 10 minutes. Remove skin; discard.