Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dry Rub Grilled Chicken

Most of you know by now that I like to grill. I just love to be outside, maybe that's why I've taken to grilling. Did you know the homegirlz started their three times a week conditioning for soccer? While they are working out, I have been walking on the walking path. One lap is 1.2 miles and I am up to four laps...that's only because the weather has been so cool in the mornings. I'm sure once the heat and humidity kick in, I will be down to two laps.

Anyway, in order to keep things interesting on the grill, I made a dry rub. I really haven't grilled with dry rubs at all...once maybe. This rub really turned out fantastic; the whole family raved about it. Dry rubs are going to become a staple with grilling in our home.


Start off with 1 cup of brown sugar. This is dark brown sugar. If you have light brown, I am sure that will be fine.



Add 3 tablespoons of dry mustard.

Add 2 tablespoons of garlic powder, 2 tablespoons of onion powder, 1 teaspoon season salt, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 1-1/2 teaspoons of smoky chipolte powder.


Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Generously sprinkle on both sides the the chicken and then gently massage the rub into the chicken. Cover chicken and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes. Allow chicken to sit out for about 15 minutes before placing on a hot grill.


My baby girl, Scout, was on deck (literally) to supervise.



Initially the chicken was seared for about five minutes, each side then moved and cooked with indirect heat for approximately 40 minutes.




42 comments:

Joanne said...

Dry rubs are so good and easy. I especially like sweeter ones like this rather than the straight spicy ones.

Good for you on your walks! It's a great use of time while you're waiting for your daughters.

Mary said...

This looks so easy, Katherine. I'm going to make a supply to have at the ready next time I grill a chicken.

Debbie said...

I've never used a dry rub before. I think it's probably about time I try one. Looks delicious Katherine!

the ungourmet said...

This rub looks great. I forget to try rubs and always go for marinades. I will have to try this one.

I like that you seared it first and then cooked slowly. I should try this also. Thanks!

Cute Doggy!

Lynda said...

I love using dry rubs- this one sounds wonderful with the brown sugar! I'll be trying this one!

Great job with the walking; I'm trying to get started back in my walking habit.

teresa said...

Great rub! I don't use dry rubs near enough, but this one looks wonderful!

doggybloggy said...

tasty, easy and delicious - how can you go wrong?

Cheryl said...

That is some dang good looking chicken! I am impressed you do the grilling, I am fairly afraid of our grill. Good job on the walking too!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

You are lucky to own a BBQ! That spice mix looks delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Marjie said...

A mighty fine supervisor, indeed, for some great looking chicken. My verification word is "exudes", and your chicken photo exudes goodness!

Natashya said...

I love it all! I want to sit on your deck in the lovely chairs and eat chicken beside the pooch. I'll bring lots of wine!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Are you kidding me? I am so coming over to your house for dinner tonight. This looks fabulous.

You won't mind if I bring my kids, will you?

-Francesca

Kathy said...

Oh, Yum!!!! I am such a dry rub girl - this is right up my alley!!! If you find a "keeper" for brisket - please contact me ASAP!!! ;) I haven't found just the right one yet!

Sophie said...

I still don't have a go-to dry rub recipe, I'm giving this a try -- I like how it can even be made in large batches and saved for later.

Cathy said...

This looks incredible! I like how they don't require the long marinating times of traditional liquid marinades. Definitely have to try this one.

jenjen said...

YUM - That looks wonderful Katherine. I love to grill in the Summer. I will try that out.

I hope you are having a great summer so far!

XOXO
Jen

The Blonde Duck said...

I may try this tonight!

They're already training? Poor things barely got a break!

Cairo Typ0 said...

That chicken looks sooooo good!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Great looking rub. My husband is the grill man in our house but I would love to learn more about it. This looks easy Katherine. Maybe it's something I can do.
Sam

Gladys said...

Oh that looks good. I know what I'm having for supper

Elra said...

Easy and delicious meal, that is my favorite, especially if it is grilled.

Kristen said...

Thank you for this, a friend of ours made the most delicious grilled chicken with a dry rub once and I didn't want to be the stupid one who asked, how did you do that? Now I know!

Pam said...

Good for you, getting your exercise in!

I love dry rubs, but I don't use them nearly often enough.

girlichef said...

mmmmm...flavor! These look so perfect. I love grilling, too...so great to take advantage of the weather while it's here to take advantage of.

gigi said...

Wow! 5 miles? That is awesome! Early morning is the only time I would have that much energy.

This rub sounds so good and so easy. After the day I've had we ordered Chinese!

JodieMo said...

Love it! Looks fabulous! I'm not near as good at grilling as the hubby, but I like to try my hand at tit on occasion.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wonderful spice rub and the chicken sounds awesome! Dry rubs work so nicely - I did a jerk-style dry rub the other day for grilled chicken and the chicken turned out so flavorful!

Selba said...

The chicken looks good and Scout looks cute :)

Reeni♥ said...

I hardly ever use dry rubs. I love the smoky and spicy flavors in this! The chicken looks juicy and delicious!! And great going on the walking!

Bridgett said...

Dry rubs are the best and it looks like yours turned out perfectly. My mouth is watering and I love how easy this sounds.

Bunny said...

I've never used a dry rub,I don't know why though cause your chicken looks fantastic. I'm bookmarking this!

Donna-FFW said...

Your dry rub sounds fantastic. As usual your grill marks are perfect.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

that rub looks great! I really like using rubs on the grill too.

way to go on the walking!!

Sara said...

Grilling makes chicken taste so much better! This looks like a great one to try.

MaryBeth said...

I love to use dry rubs, they impart so much flavor. The chicken looks very good!

Sophie said...

MMMMM..that dry rub looks so yummie! The end result says it all,...this is pure deliciousness!

TavoLini said...

Looking good! I love sweet and spicy :)

Wow, can't believe soccer conditioning has begun already! When I was in school, I honestly don't think it started until a week or so before the school year began. Good for you, hitting those laps!

Chris said...

Great trick about searing the chicken then moving it to indirect heat for nice even cooking. I was worried about all the sugar in your rub since it would burn but you nailed with by switching up to indirect! Great job.

Jude said...

It's just about grill marks on meat season over here (the weather has been terrible recently). Another great recipe to try out!

John Roberts said...

Looooking gooood!!!!

Hornsfan said...

I love grilling season! Looks like Scout does too :)

Anonymous said...

I tried this rub as soon as i found it. I'll letcha know how it comes out. you should get this on

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