Sweet & Savory Grilled Chicken

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

This sweet and savory rub for grilled chicken relies on ingredients you most likely have on hand already—brown sugar, dry mustard and onion powder—making it a quick recipe for a night when you’re not sure what you’re making for dinner.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

Ingredients

 2 tsp light brown sugar
 2 tsp dry mustard
 1 tsp onion powder
 12 tsp kosher salt
 14 tsp white pepper or freshly ground black pepper
 25 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (see Note)

Directions

1

Combine brown sugar, dry mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

2

Coat both sides of chicken with the rub up to 30 minutes before grilling or broiling.

3

Preheat grill to medium-high or position a rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler.

4

To grill: Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the chicken, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 8 minutes per side.
To broil: Line a broiler pan (or baking sheet) with foil and coat with cooking spray. Place the
chicken on the foil. Broil, watching carefully and turning at least once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 10 to 15 minutes total.

Note: It’s difficult to find an individual chicken breast small enough for one portion. Removing the thin strip of meat from the underside of a 5-ounce breast—the chicken tender—removes about 1 ounce of meat and yields a perfect 4-ounce portion. If you can only find chicken breasts closer to 8- to 9-ounce each, you’ll only need 2 breasts for 4 servings—cut each one in half before cooking.

Tip: Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Recipe Source: eatingwell.com

Ingredients

 2 tsp light brown sugar
 2 tsp dry mustard
 1 tsp onion powder
 12 tsp kosher salt
 14 tsp white pepper or freshly ground black pepper
 25 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (see Note)

Directions

1

Combine brown sugar, dry mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

2

Coat both sides of chicken with the rub up to 30 minutes before grilling or broiling.

3

Preheat grill to medium-high or position a rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler.

4

To grill: Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the chicken, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 8 minutes per side.
To broil: Line a broiler pan (or baking sheet) with foil and coat with cooking spray. Place the
chicken on the foil. Broil, watching carefully and turning at least once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 10 to 15 minutes total.

Sweet & Savory Grilled Chicken

Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee

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