A five-ingredient barbecue rub and a three-ingredient basting sauce are all you need to take chicken from routine to off-the-charts good.
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon sherry or red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
8 (6-ounce) skinless, bone-in chicken thighs
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Combine ketchup and next 3 ingredients (through mustard) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Rub spice mixture evenly over chicken thighs. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 12 minutes. Turn chicken over. Brush with half of ketchup mixture; cook 12 minutes. Turn chicken over. Brush with remaining ketchup mixture; cook 2 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°.
Grilled summer squash: Cut 2 zucchini and 1 yellow squash lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Brush with 2 teaspoons olive oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until tender.
The rub is great! I didn't make the glaze as we had barbecue sauce we needed to use up, but will be using this rub again. Also used boneless thighs and cooked the chicken on a gas grill instead of grill pan, no issues.
After eating plain chicken for months before our wedding, this recipe proves you can still eat healthy and have loads of flavor! Excited to try more new recipes but this one is a keeper! I didn't have chili powder and I can't really handle spicy food so I omitted it. I also used honey mustard instead of dijon since that is what I had on hand it turn out delicious. Lastly, I used 3 chicken breasts and used a meat mallet to thin them out for easy grilling, the rub was just enough for 3 breasts since they have a larger surface space once they are flattened. We will make this again for sure!
Super tasty! I added extra garlic to the rub and added a pinch of cayenne, because I love garlic and spice, but it really wasn't spicy. The sauce is awesome! I used chicken breasts instead, and grilled it, and it turned out great. My boyfriend can't get enough of the sauce, and I would definitely make this again as a quick and easy meal.