Spiced Grilled Chicken Recipe

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55 mins (prep 30, cooking 25)
18 ingredients
5-6 servings
Spicy grilled chicken is one of our families favorite dishes. The basic recipe provided below will work with a number of different spice pastes. I tried two last night (posted today) and plan to try more over the summer. The basic recipe is adapted from Cook's Illustrated (one of my favorite magazines). I brine the chicken for a short time, which seasons and firms up the texture of the meat, thus removing the need to marinate it. I then rub on a spicy paste. The result I think is tastier than any marinated chicken I've eater. I then sear the chicken over a medium-hot grill and then turn the grill to medium-low to finish the cooking. If you're using charcoal, you could cook over a direct flame initially, then move to indirect. This is nice because while I have to watch the flame a little for the first 6 minutes, I don't have to worry about it for the remainder of the cook time. And the chicken comes out as juicy and delicious as any other method I've tried. If you're in a rush, you can skip the brining. But the improvement in flavor is definitely worth the time if you have it.

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Serving Size (50.92 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 91.56 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 9170.38mg 1910.5%
Total Carbohydrate 23.66g 39.43%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 23.61 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 5.92mg% Iron 0.09mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
brine, or, chicken legs, freshly ground pepper, spice paste, fresh cilantro leaves, pineapple juice, ground cumin, ground coriander, small