It's grilling time!
We like to grill year round, but there's just something about these warm weather days that just cry out for filling the air with the smell of really good barbecue. The weather on Saturday was sunny and warm, in the upper 80's, and I couldn't resist firing up the grill and and throwing some chicken breasts on for lunch.
The husband, well, he loves his 'cue smothered in sauce. Unfortunately, I didn't have any Primal Barbecue sauce on hand, nor did I have the ingredients to whip it together, so I improvised a quick rub to throw on the chicken before tossing it on the grill.
DH just LOVED this. It had all the flavors of barbecue that he loves, and he didn't even miss the sauce. And it was easy…plus it works as a wet rub or a marinade.
This time we used 4 chicken breasts that I pounded out to about 3/4 inch thickness. You can use this on any cut of chicken, though.
The ribs are a big hit every time…just look at the sauce from ear to ear!
Barbecue Wet Rub
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoon olive oil for wet rub, 1/4 cup for marinade
2 Tablespoons honey for wet rub, 4 Tablespoons for marinade
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar for wet rub, 1Tablespoon for marinade
Mix ingredients together in a small bowl, and microwave on high for about 20 seconds. Stir again.
Slather chicken or pork pieces with rub, coating each piece well. Grill immediately, or place pieces on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet in the fridge for 4-8 hours.
Place chicken or pork pieces into a large Ziploc bag. Add marinade. Seal bag, shake well to evenly distribute ingredients, and marinate 8-24 hours.
Grill chicken over medium (or indirect) heat until cooked through. Watch your flames- the olive oil and honey will promote faster caramelization/burning.Pin It