Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe

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This simple recipe has become my family's favorite way to eat chicken. The blend of sweet and spicy is perfect. —Melissa Ball, Pearisburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 207 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 679mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 5 lean mea


  1. Combine the first five ingredients; rub over chicken. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"A really great rub; will definitely make again"

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"This rub really gives our grilled chicken a flavor boost! Love it! A definite keeper. Thanks for sharing, Melissa!"

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"My guys LOVED this recipe. We will defenitely make this again. It's delicious, quick & easy."

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"This is one of the first recipee's that I made when I first started grilling, and I still make all the time. It is so good and the flavoring is great."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"Yummy! We lovedit Didn't have onion powder, but used onion flakes instead. Have made it several times now!"

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