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Barbecued Spiced Rubbed Chicken with Chickeria Barbecue Sauce

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

Here’s a recipe to take advantage of good grilling weather.

For this recipe you will prepare enough spice rub and barbecue sauce to coat 4 skinless chicken breasts.



For the Spice Rub:

  • 1 teaspoon each of ground black and white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons each of chile powder, paprika, granulated onion and light brown sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons of granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground dried oregano

For the Barbecue Sauce:

  • ½ cup of chile sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of prepared Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of hot pepper sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon of ground white pepper
  • Juice of half of a lemon


    1. First, prepare your barbecue grill. Thoroughly mix together all the spice rub ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
    2. Combine all the barbecue sauce ingredients in a saucepan and, stirring occasionally, cook over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, until the flavors are thoroughly blended.
    3. Rub the chicken breasts all over with the spice rub. Place the chicken on the hot grill and cook for 5 minutes.
    4. Turn the breasts over and cook for 2 minutes longer. Then brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce and continue grilling for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cooked through.
    5. Remove the chicken breasts from the grill and let them sit for a few minutes before serving.
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Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

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