Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
Prep Time
45 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 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.

You May Like

Ratings & Reviews

kmanbabe's Review

May 07, 2012

juili2185's Review

November 30, 2011

redrobin27's Review

July 18, 2011
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.

everett's Review

July 18, 2011
Good barbecue takes time.sorry

gratefuldog's Review

September 26, 2010
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!

jenniferlovejoy's Review

September 11, 2010
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.

jessie1326's Review

November 30, 2009
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.

nbalter1's Review

May 30, 2009
Delicious and juicy! I made this on our indoor electric tabletop grill.

Puyiii's Review

April 15, 2009
This was really good, easy and quick to make. Wonderful spicy flavor... perfect for any occasion.