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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken

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


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • 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°.

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  • keely27
    Dec 28, 2015

    A really great rub; will definitely make again

  • dutchcook1949
    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • psnewcomer
    Mar 12, 2013

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

  • ronschief
    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
    Jul 2, 2011

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

  • HMRintelman
    May 16, 2011

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

  • J5brock
    May 12, 2011

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

  • Miss Arlene
    May 11, 2011

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

  • jblunt4
    Aug 6, 2010

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

  • annemg
    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.