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Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

Quick Barbecue Chicken

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.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2008

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)
  • Prep time: 45 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 308
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 49.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.7g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 131mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 738mg
  • Calcium: 27mg
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