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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

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: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken

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keely27 User ID: 4249986 240469
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"A really great rub; will definitely make again"

dutchcook1949 User ID: 1986190 188519
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

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

psnewcomer User ID: 4993901 176115
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

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

ronschief User ID: 6429800 128655
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."

rusty's wife User ID: 5725713 187931
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

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

HMRintelman User ID: 3601621 128654
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"Was a very nice blend of sweet and spicy not too much of either."

J5brock User ID: 5413921 188509
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"Loved the recipe, but didn't know how to "Grill chicken, covered" ??? Doesn't grilling imply direct heat???"

Miss Arlene User ID: 4863988 211592
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"Very good. I added garlic & onion powder & Cumin. Will make again!

Miss Arlene"

jblunt4 User ID: 1506399 171580
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2010

"I am always wanting to try something new! This recipe is a keeper at my house! This has awesome flavor!"

annemg User ID: 1320625 107321
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"I cooked this in a little oil for a few minutes, then baked it in the oven. It was really good. A nice change from the usual boneless skinless chicken breast recipes."

nursechef User ID: 4715518 211591
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2010

"Made this yesterday when we grilled out. Very tasty and not too spicy. Didn't have onion powder so we used garlic powder. Super easy to make."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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