Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Yummy Chicken Recipe

So I have several chicken recipes that I have been wanting to try and this one is so yummy it will defintly be kept in my recipe collection. I am not sure what blog I got it from but I have to say this is one of the better chicken recipes. It is actually 2 recipes but the prep and cook time is 20 minutes.

Super Fast Spice Rubbed Chicken

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken (breasts, thighs, tenderloins)
1/2 teaspoon each:
salt
pepper
cumin
chili powder (you can use chipotle for smokiness)
paprika (you can use smoked for more smokiness)
garlic powder
coriander
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Ideally, you're going to add all your spices to a bowl, mix them up and sprinkle them on the chicken. I said ideally. What I really do is grab the spices out of the cupboard, sprinkle them on one side of the chicken, rub it in, flip it over and repeat. Please don't measure and use your favorite spices, of course. Now, preheat a grill (indoor or outdoor) a saute pan or the broiler. You want a good high heat. Spray your cooking surface with no stick cooking spray, or add a bit of oil. Grill or saute for about 6 minutes per side. Broil on a foil lined cookie sheet about six inches from the source for about five minutes per side. Always check the center to be sure it is no longer pink. Let rest for five minutes.
I was able to use this chicken in my actual dinner recipe and plus put half of the chicken in the freezer for later use. I used 1.37 lbs of chicken tenderloin.
This recipe is one I made for dinner. I served it with some chips and broccoli. So yummy!!
Mini Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
4 English muffins, preferrably whole grain, split and toasted
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or ranch dressing, regular or low-fat
8 paper thin red onion slices
2 cups fully cooked chicken, (USE YOUR LEFTOVER SPICE RUBBED CHICKEN)
8 tablespoons smoky barbecue sauce
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Preheat broiler. Line cookie sheet with foil. Spread toasted muffins with mayonnaise and place on prepared baking sheet. Top muffins with onion slices and chicken. Drizzle each half with a tablespoon of barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

3 comments:

Scott said...

As long as you stop after grilling the chicken, this would be one of my son's favorite recipes. He's been a picky eater his whole life!

Lora said...

Might as well try this at home! I have chicken allergies, but ironically, chicken is always on top of my menu and I would like to try more exciting chicken recipes!

fish tanks said...

Can't wait to try this recipe. :)