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This sweet and savory rub for grilled chicken relies on ingredients you most likely have on hand already--brown sugar, dry mustard and onion powder--making it a quick recipe for a night when you're not sure what you're making for dinner.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine brown sugar, dry mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

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  • Coat both sides of chicken with the rub up to 30 minutes before grilling or broiling.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high or position a rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler.

  • To grill: Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the chicken, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 4 to 8 minutes per side.

  • To broil: Line a broiler pan (or baking sheet) with foil and coat with cooking spray. Place the chicken on the foil. Broil, watching carefully and turning at least once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 10 to 15 minutes total.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store the rub in an airtight container for up to 3 months; coat the chicken with the rub up to 30 minutes before grilling or broiling.

Note: It's difficult to find an individual chicken breast small enough for one portion. Removing the thin strip of meat from the underside of a 5-ounce breast--the chicken tender--removes about 1 ounce of meat and yields a perfect 4-ounce portion. Wrap and freeze the tenders and when you have gathered enough, use them in a stir-fry or for oven-baked chicken fingers. If you can only find chicken breasts closer to 8- to 9-ounce each, you'll only need 2 breasts for 4 servings--cut each one in half before cooking.

Tip: Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won't stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 3.2g; dietary fiber 0.3g; sugars 2.3g; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 16.1IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 3.4mcg; calcium 21.5mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 22.4mg; potassium 197.8mg; sodium 195.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 2g.
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