Monday, August 27, 2012

Ring of Fire Grilled Chicken

This meal was a Mark special.  He found it on the internets and decided that he wanted to make it for dinner.  Immediatly.  This did not bother me one bit.  He whipped it up from start to finish and it was utterly divine.  The crust that was created by the spice rub was so flavorful and packed a nice heat.  The chicken stayed super juicy and we both really loved it.  We made a few changes to the original recipe based on what we had on hand.  You should feel free to do the same.  I loved this meal so much that I am going to reccomend that Mark take over dinner making responsibilities at least one night per week.  Fair is fair, right?
Ring of Fire Grilled Chicken (adapted from Alton Brown's recipe)
3 split chicken breasts
2 Tbs. salt
1 Tbs. dark brown sugar
1 Tbs. curry powder
1 Tbs. chili powder
2 tsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. paprika
2 Tbs. vegetable oil

1.  Wash the chicken breasts in cold water and pat dry.
2.  mix up all the spices and salt in a bowl.
3.  Add the chicken and the spice mix to a large freezer bad and shake up until the chicken is coated on all sides.
4.  Then brush the chicken with vegetable oil.
4.  Set up your grill with the coals all to one side.  This will create a hot spot for searing the meat and a less hot area to cook the meat so the inside can cook through without burning the outside.
5.  Cook the chicken over the hot coals to sear it for 5 minutes per side to sear it.  Then move the chicken to the center and cover.  Allow to cook for 10-15 more minutes, turning every 2 minutes or so until the chicken is cooked through.
6.  Serve up and enjoy!

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  1. This looks SO good! Great job Mark!

  2. ring of fire grilled chicken once a week it is.