This is one of those recipes that I have been holding on to for awhile. One of those that you know you want to try but just never get around to doing it. I mean I knew it was going to be good....it's from my go-to grill guy, Chris at Nibble Me This. (the man is a genius!) So I don't really know what held me back all this time.. I guess it's just true that there are so many recipe and so little time!
This is a fantastic rub... the name truly does say it all - Poultry Perfect! The only thing I did differently than Chris was to cut the amount of each ingredient, I used garlic salt in place of celery salt (I only had celery seed and was worried about using it), and I did not add the lemon zest (none on hand, dang it!)... Oh, and I added a little lemon aioli to go with it...I'm pretty sure Chris would approve!!
Poultry Perfect Rub Grilled Chicken
Recipe courtesy Chris at Nibble Me This
1 1/2 Tablespoons Hungarian Paprika (NOT Spanish)
1/4 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Lemon aioli (optional)
In a bowl, mix together all ingredients except the chicken and aioli. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Rub the mixture over all sides of the chicken, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Preheat grill to 375 degrees and oil the grill grates. Place the chicken directly over the fire and grill 5-10 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160-165 degrees F. Remove from grill and let rest for 3-5 minutes before serving. Serve with lemon aioli if desired. Enjoy!
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