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Monday, September 16, 2013

Grilled Chicken with Dry Herb Rub

So, I took Thursday and Friday off of last week.  No real reason other than to take care of somethings I have been putting off and to use up some vacation that I have coming to me.  The downside to this... having four days makes it even harder to go back to work today!!  BUT alas... I'm not rich and this blog does not bring me any money, so I off I must go :)  At least I can send us all off to work today with a fantastic new recipe.  This dry rub recipe is simple, very delicious and uses dry herbs and spices most of us have on hand already.  And we all know how I like to just open the pantry or spice cabinet and come up with something special for dinner!

Grilled Chicken with Dry Herb Rub
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma
Printable Recipe 
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast and 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
For the sauce -
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Dijon
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon of above mixture

In a small bowl, mix together the first 7 ingredients until well combined.  Remove 1 teaspoon of the mixture and set aside.  Rinse chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.  Sprinkle the season evenly over each side of each piece of fish, place on a plate or platter and cover with plastic wrap.  Let sit in refrigerator for at least 1 hour (I let mine sit for 2 hours).

Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients together for the sauce until well combined.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and Oil grill grates.  Place the chicken over direct heat and grill for 8-10 minutes on each side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.  Serve with sauce and enjoy!

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Pam said...

Gotta love a few days off. Fantastic recipe indeed! The chicken looks and sounds tasty.

Big Dude said...

This looks very good Jenn and I need to remember to season and wrap mine rather than wait until the last minute.

Angie Schneider said...

My kind of chicken dish, Jenn. The herb rub sounds fantastic.

We Are Not Martha said...

I love chicken with lots of spices and herbs. This looks fabulous!


Michael Toa said...

Hope you had a great few days off. And I know the dreading feeling about coming back to work after days off :(
Great grilled chicken and lovely rub. I'd definitely enjoy that.

Mary Callan said...

Hope you had a wonderful few days!! this rub is amazing!!!
Mary x

Mary Bergfeld said...

That rub is amazing! I'm glad you enjoyed your time off. Here's to more long weekends. Have a great day, Jenn. Blessings...Mary

mrlibrarian said...

Is using kosher salt absolutely critical? I've seen a number of recipe's with Kosher salt and wondered if I was missing some incredible flavor using sea salt.

Jenn S said...

mrlibrarian, kosher salt is not necessary at all... I just prefer to use it in cooking. Sea salt works just as well.. and I promise, the flavor will be the same!

Thanks for visiting!!

Chris said...

Those "no reason" days off are the absolute best!