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Monday, June 7, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken

I use to get about 10 different cooking magazines (I'm not kidding either).  After realizing that I never cooked a single dish from over half of them, I canceled all of my subscriptions except for two of them.  They are my favorite two, of course.  One is the Food Network Magazine and the other being Taste of Home Simple & Delicious magazine (thanks mom!!).  Both have simple, budget friendly, and delicious recipes.  Yes, you can actually get all the recipes in the magazine online, but there is something about flipping through a magazine that I like.  I don't want to give them up!  This recipe happens to be from the Simple & Delicious magazine.  It's simple AND delicious.. just like the magazine said!!  Wow :)  impressive!  This blend of sweet and spicy spices works perfectly.  Not one flavor is over powering and I really like that.  This is not only easy and yummy, but it is healthy too... so, go ahead, light up that grill, get it ready for this recipe!!

(by the way, sorry the pictures are so yellow..this was one of those nights I was messing around with the settings on my camera and these, unfortunately, were the best pics!)

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken
Adapted from Melissa Ball, Simple & Delicious, May 2010 issue
Printable Recipe 
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Combine the first 5 ingredients; rub over chicken.  Let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.

Preheat your grill to medium, medium-high.  Rub grill rack with a little olive oil.  Grill chicken (covered) 5-8 minutes per side depending on the thickness.  (Meat thermometer should read 170 degrees.)  Enjoy!

(Nutritional Information: 1 chicken breast = 207 calories, 4g fat, 6g carbohydrates, 94mg cholesterol, 679mg sodium, 35g protein.)  


Andrea said...

These sound great Jenn! I had to stop getting magazines too as I never cooked out of them. I'm strange like that, I'll spend hours looking over cookbooks & magazines (and blogs) and then turn around & not use a single recipe. Sigh!

I will be using this one, however. We love some grilled chicken and this would be a winner winner chicken dinner here :)

StephenC said...

Ah, Magazines. We are on our last issues of Cook's Illustrated and another one, the name of which escapes me now. We do pay close attention to Cook's. But I'm like you and Andrea, they are, like what I said in my blog today, sources of ideas and inspirations.

Maybe you and I should sign up for a photography class with some of our bloggie colleagues who really have it down!

Chef Dennis said...

great job with the chicken! I hear you about magazines...I used to be addicted to the australian and new zealand mags.....way to expensive...I get so many new ideas from fellow bloggers now I don't miss them!