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.
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
How to Make It
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.
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Can't BBQ at our condo so I broiled it in the oven. Turned out very tasty. Not enough seasoning would double it. Very moist! That was the big surprise both mother and daughter who made it got. Went well with sliced fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob. Great BBQ dinner indoors. Will most definitely make it again.
I modified this recipe a bit b/c of what I had on hand: 8 boneless, skinless breasts. I multiplied all the spices by 4, then wrapped the meat in HD foil before grilling.. 12 minutes; flip, then ten minutes, then unwrap and brown.. the cinnamon came thru surprisingly strong... Yes, I'd make it again, but I'd tweak it a bit more for more heat and less sweet!
The chicken was moist, but the skin burned quickly even with my grill flame very low. I really couldn't taste the spice rub at all. I would have doubled the spices, but have to be careful because of my heat-sensitive husband. I don't think I'll make this again.
Delicious! I'm not much of a barbecue person, but this spice rub was yummy and different. I made it with boneless skin-on breasts in our toaster oven broiler (we live in an apartment), and it burnt the skin to a crisp but the chicken was moist and delicious. I will definitely make this again.