Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What's for Dinner Tonight: Perfect Grilled Chicken Dry Rub

The other night I remembered about 4:30 that I had pulled chicken out of the freezer for dinner. I normally will marinate my chicken in something and put it on the grill to cook it... (actually Trevon puts it on the grill).  But because I had forgotten that I pulled it out, I didn't have time to marinate it in anything. So I decided to try a dry rub and, oh my goodness, it was amazing. So, of course, I'm sharing it with you.



2 chicken breast
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 Tbs olive oil
1/4 tsp liquid smoke

Cut the chicken breast in half to make it thinner, about 1/4 inch thick.  In a bowl mix the seasonings, the olive oil, and the liquid smoke together. Spread the mixture all over the chicken breast and let set for 30 minutes. Cook on a heated grill for 5-7 minutes on each side.



Some of our favorite sides for grilled chicken are salads (green salad, potato salad or pasta salad), seasoned rice, baked potatoes, twice baked potatoes or grilled veggies and fruit.

Do you plan dinners in advance?

How often do you use the grill?

What is your favorite BBQ side dish?

10 comments:

  1. I'm all about quick and easy dinners! Thanks for sharing that dry rub recipe - I am sure it will come in handy for me, lol. I usually like to pair chicken with broccoli or a salad.

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    1. That's what we like to have with our chicken too! Let me know how you like it!

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  2. I just discovered how using a little drop of liquid smoke can add a ton of flavor to things!

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    1. Oh yeah, it's amazing what a little liquid smoke will do! I like adding it to our re-fried beans too.

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  3. I have never used liquid smoke! we live in an apartment and are not allowed to BBQ. Which is fine, I wouldn't know what to do with it to be honest. I do have a small grill pan that I do chicken on often. This rub sounds really good - easy and simple ingredients that work well together! I was a vegetarian for many years when I was younger and never really learned how to properly grill anything so I let my husband take care of that! ha!

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    1. You should try it! Liquid smoke adds a ton of flavor so you only need a drop or two!

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  4. I try to do a weekly meal plan as it makes cooking easier throughout the week. I have never used liquid smoke before. I will have to check that out.

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    1. Yes! Do try it. I've been using it for years. You only need a little bit though! Have a great day!

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  5. Sounds delicious.

    We have a Big Green Egg, which is a combo grill/smoker. We use it pretty much weekly, and even more in spring and fall. You can make EVERYTHING on it, including things like pizza, casseroles and other random things. Mr PugRunner loves using it and is very happy to use it.

    I try to mentally plan a week in advance, although sometimes we have to create things on the fly due to activities or changes in plans.

    I love all the BBQ sides. Cole slaw, corn bread, potato salad, texas toast, baked potato, fries, mac and cheese, beans. They are all yummy.

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  6. I love the combo of spices for the dry rub! We do that often too with chicken as it is such a quick & easy meal!!

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