A blend of spices that includes paprika and chili powder is a great base for a quick chicken rub.

Everyday Food, July/August 2008


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Recipe Summary

5 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. In a small bowl, combine paprika, chili powder, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; sprinkle spice rub all over chicken. Reserve 1 cup barbecue sauce in a bowl for serving. Keep remaining sauce in another bowl for basting.

  • Grill chicken, turning often, until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes (if browning too quickly, move to cooler part of grill). During final 5 minutes of cooking, baste chicken with barbecue sauce. Serve chicken with reserved sauce.

Cook's Notes

To set up a grill with different levels of heat, place two thirds of hot coals on one side and a third on the other (the cooler part). For a gas grill, lower heat on one side.


Reviews (8)

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
People are funny, if you get my drift. Like, if you want it sweat, add sugar, but be warned, too much sugar leads to diabetes, it is not like fast food here. I am more interested in the trick of not charring your chicken on the bbq. What I've learned from the restaurant is that they bbq the chicken and then put it to bake. I experienced with baking first, the chicken meat soaked up the favour from the juice from baking, then, I put it on the bbq. The chicken turns out to have the authentic favor
Rating: 3 stars
This is a good recipe but not sweet enough for my personal taste for barbecue chicken.
Rating: Unrated
I was so confused by the other comments - the statement preceding the recipe says that chili powder is made of oregano, cumin and chile pepper. Hence those ingredients aren't listed. Our chicken turned out great.
Rating: Unrated
Wow, so many complaints for no reason. If you don't like this BBQ sauce recipe, use something else. I made this all last summer and my husband and I really liked it, and used the sauce on lots of things.
Rating: Unrated
Who was the content editor on this page???? THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE RECIPE! No excuse for sloppy work!
Rating: Unrated
...and the oregano?
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I prefer a sweeter barbecue sauce
Rating: Unrated
Where's the cumin