I am extremely excited about co-hosting Fire Day Friday with Chris from Nibble Me This! My name is Jenn from Jenn’s Food Journey and I love to grill….uhmmm, wait… I mean I LOVE to grill…so when Chris asked if I would co-host with him, I was not only honored but ecstatic!!! A place where I can talk about food being cooked over fire…HEAVEN!! So I’ll be here every other Friday and if you get lonely and want to come see me between those days, come check out Jenn’s Food Journey, you’ll never know what you might find! And thanks again to Chris and this amazing community of bloggers on Our Krazy Kitchen!
I live in Arizona, so I can grill comfortably all year long. And I do just that. My favorite thing to grill: Chicken! Some people have a hard time grilling chicken, they tend to over cook it out of fear of under cooking it. The only way to grill good chicken is to practice, practice, practice! The more you do it, the better you will get at it. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but sometimes, I even forget to turn on my timer, I just know by the look and feel that it’s done. I do not recommend that method though, I have come up with shoe leather a time or two also. One way to perfect it: use a meat thermometer! They are every grillers/cooks/chefs must have tool. When cooked properly, chicken should register an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Though I always take the chicken off just a tad bit before, as it will continue to cook a little after you have taken it off the fire.
ANYWAY…I ramble sometimes, sorry! The chicken…it was fantastic! Just a simple little spice mix that just always says “barbecue” to me. Most people have these spices already on hand, so it’s an inexpensive way to end up with a tasty piece of chicken! And the sauce, well, I’m a self proclaimed sauce girl (or is it saucy girl, I’m not sure), so I LOVED it. It has the perfect little tang that compliments the slightly spicy chicken. This is definitely a must try!
Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce
Spice mix created by Jenn’s Food Journey, Sauce adapted from MyRecipes.com
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the spice mix –
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
For the sauce –
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard (you could use Dijon instead)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon horseradish
In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the spice mix. Rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle the seasoning over the chicken, covering both sides of each piece. Place on a plate and cover or wrap in plastic wrap and let sit in refrigerator for 2-4 hours (you could always do it for longer, it can’t hurt one bit!).
In another small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the sauce. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Rub grill grates with oil. Place each piece of chicken directly over the fire and cover the grill. Let grill for 5-8 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Remove from grill; serve with white barbecue sauce. Enjoy!