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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken

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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

  • SALT
Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken | realmomkitchen.com

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken

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Servings 5 servings


  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 6 ounces each


  • Combine the first five ingredients; rub over chicken.
  • 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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  1. 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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  3. 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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  5. 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.