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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken

by Laura

Today, I’ve got a quick and easy spice rub for chicken.  It is sweet, spicy, and oh so delicious.  However, don’t be scared off by the term “spicy”.  It’s not hot spicy, it’s flavor spicy.  I pulled this sweet and spicy grilled chicken recipe from my recent Simple and Delicious magazine

This is a recipe you can quickly mix up and toss on your grill any night.  Loved it.  So yummy and flavorful.  This sweet and spicy grilled chicken would also be wonderful as part of a salad.  I think a salad made with black beans, cheese, tomato, tortilla strips, this chicken, and a dressing made by mixing salsa with ranch dressing would be fabulous!

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken


  • Author: Laura
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Instructions

  1. Combine the first five ingredients; rub over chicken.
  2. Coat grill rack with cooking spray for grills or brush with olive oil before starting the grill. Grill chicken, covered,  for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 5 servings.
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40 comments

Leslie Sibbitt January 24, 2016 - 7:33 am

I rubbed this on steak last night just before bbq’ing and it was delicious.

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Leslie Sibbitt January 24, 2016 - 7:33 am

I rubbed this on steak last night just before bbq’ing and it was delicious.

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Eileen March 11, 2015 - 11:03 am

It is in the oven right now and smells delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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Eileen March 11, 2015 - 11:03 am

It is in the oven right now and smells delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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Kelly July 7, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Hey, there – just made this tonight, with a 1/2 tsp added of garlic powder and a few grinds of pepper. My whole family really enjoyed it and we definitely plan to make it again. I also used ancho chile powder since that is what I had. I think I may add a tiny bit of cayenne next time to make it a bit spicier. Thanks for a great, simple rub! It was yummy!

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Kelly July 7, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Hey, there – just made this tonight, with a 1/2 tsp added of garlic powder and a few grinds of pepper. My whole family really enjoyed it and we definitely plan to make it again. I also used ancho chile powder since that is what I had. I think I may add a tiny bit of cayenne next time to make it a bit spicier. Thanks for a great, simple rub! It was yummy!

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Jody, RD December 9, 2010 - 8:48 am

Great recipe! I featured this recipe on my blog which makes healthy changes to blog recipes – I DIDN’T HAVE TO MAKE ANY CHANGES as this was already a great choice 🙂
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Jody, RD December 9, 2010 - 8:48 am

Great recipe! I featured this recipe on my blog which makes healthy changes to blog recipes – I DIDN’T HAVE TO MAKE ANY CHANGES as this was already a great choice 🙂
blogfoodbetter.blogspot.com

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Liberty Secor October 6, 2010 - 7:21 pm

Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

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Liberty Secor October 6, 2010 - 7:21 pm

Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

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Andrea Worf September 5, 2010 - 6:48 am

It is simple folks.

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Andrea Worf September 5, 2010 - 6:48 am

It is simple folks.

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken « Try It You Might Like It June 30, 2010 - 10:08 am

[…] normally man the grill but this weekend I decided to handle it myself. I had bookmarked this recipe from Real Mom Kitchen. I was hoping this would appeal to my picky husband but alas after one bite […]

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken « Try It You Might Like It June 30, 2010 - 10:08 am

[…] normally man the grill but this weekend I decided to handle it myself. I had bookmarked this recipe from Real Mom Kitchen. I was hoping this would appeal to my picky husband but alas after one bite […]

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Janna M May 23, 2010 - 5:41 pm

I wish I had found this earlier today. I made chicken for dinner but just baked it with honey mustard salad dressing poured on top. I am bookmarking this for next weekend. Thanks.

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Janna M May 23, 2010 - 5:41 pm

I wish I had found this earlier today. I made chicken for dinner but just baked it with honey mustard salad dressing poured on top. I am bookmarking this for next weekend. Thanks.

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Kathy @ The Sugar Queen May 18, 2010 - 5:41 pm

I use a rub similar to this one (minus the onion pwd) that I use on spareribs. It never would have occurred to me to try it on chicken. Looks delicious!

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Kathy @ The Sugar Queen May 18, 2010 - 5:41 pm

I use a rub similar to this one (minus the onion pwd) that I use on spareribs. It never would have occurred to me to try it on chicken. Looks delicious!

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Veronica Miller May 17, 2010 - 9:43 pm

I’ve tried something similar, but wrapped the chicken in bacon first before dredging it in the brown sugar-chili powder mixture. Not as healthy, but you know everything’s better with bacon! ahahahahaha

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Veronica Miller May 17, 2010 - 9:43 pm

I’ve tried something similar, but wrapped the chicken in bacon first before dredging it in the brown sugar-chili powder mixture. Not as healthy, but you know everything’s better with bacon! ahahahahaha

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Shandra Madsen May 17, 2010 - 3:32 pm

This looks delicious and SO easy! Put this with a baked potato and corn on the cob and you have a perfect summer meal. Thanks for sharing!

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Shandra Madsen May 17, 2010 - 3:32 pm

This looks delicious and SO easy! Put this with a baked potato and corn on the cob and you have a perfect summer meal. Thanks for sharing!

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Chaya May 15, 2010 - 10:52 pm

I love both recipes but the chicken one has been printed up for the hopefully, the next time, I make chicken. Thanks.

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Chaya May 15, 2010 - 10:52 pm

I love both recipes but the chicken one has been printed up for the hopefully, the next time, I make chicken. Thanks.

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Sheryl Burfeind May 15, 2010 - 7:33 am

Hey, very nice website. I actually came across this on Ask Jeeves, and I am happy I did. I will definately be returning here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.
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Sheryl Burfeind May 15, 2010 - 7:33 am

Hey, very nice website. I actually came across this on Ask Jeeves, and I am happy I did. I will definately be returning here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.
Thank You
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Coy Kezele May 15, 2010 - 5:47 am

Damn, very nice website. I actually came across this on Bing, and I am really happy I did. I will definately be returning here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just absorbing as much info as I can at the moment.
Thank You
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Coy Kezele May 15, 2010 - 5:47 am

Damn, very nice website. I actually came across this on Bing, and I am really happy I did. I will definately be returning here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just absorbing as much info as I can at the moment.
Thank You
Chinese Restaurant Dublin

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Joan May 14, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Great recipe! Another keeper! 🙂

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Joan May 14, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Great recipe! Another keeper! 🙂

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Stephanie May 14, 2010 - 3:46 pm

This looks delicious! And right now, I’m SO into ‘sweet and spicy’ foods. Yum!! 😀

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Stephanie May 14, 2010 - 3:46 pm

This looks delicious! And right now, I’m SO into ‘sweet and spicy’ foods. Yum!! 😀

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Jamie Cooks It Up! May 14, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Saw this in the magazine as well, and thought it looked great. Glad to know it really is good!
~Jamie

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Jamie Cooks It Up! May 14, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Saw this in the magazine as well, and thought it looked great. Glad to know it really is good!
~Jamie

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Dezi A May 14, 2010 - 8:51 am

Thanks for claifying “spicy”. 🙂 I probably wouldn’t have tried it because my young boys don’t like spicy things, but now I’m for sure trying it. We love grilling!! Thanks.

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Dezi A May 14, 2010 - 8:51 am

Thanks for claifying “spicy”. 🙂 I probably wouldn’t have tried it because my young boys don’t like spicy things, but now I’m for sure trying it. We love grilling!! Thanks.

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