Island-spiced, Pineapple-glazed Grilled Chicken Breasts

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"This is the best recipe ever! I leave the rub on overnight! I used chicken tenders so they cook up very fast. "

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Ingredients

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FOR THE RUB AND THE CHICKEN:
1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1 teaspoon Ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper; freshly ground
1/2 teaspoon Dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
4 halves boneless skinless chicken breast; (6 to 8 ounces)
1 1/2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
2 cloves Garlic; minced
2 scallions (white and green parts); minced
FOR THE PINEAPPLE-RUM GLAZE:
1/4 cup salted butter
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup dark rum
1/4 cup Pineapple juice

Original recipe makes 4

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Preparation

Make the rub and prepare the chicken: Combine the brown sugar, salt, coriander, pepper, thyme, onion powder, allspice, cinnamon, and cayenne in a small bowl and stir to mix. Set the breasts in a baking dish and drizzle with the oil, rubbing it over the meat on both sides. Sprinkle the rub, garlic, and scallions on both sides of the chicken, patting the seasonings into the meat with your fingers. Refrigerate for 1 hour while you make the glaze and prepare the grill.

Make the glaze: Combine the butter, brown sugar, rum, and pineapple juice in a heavy saucepan. Boil until syrupy, 7 to 10 minutes over medium-high heat. Don't worry if the mixture starts to separate. Whisk it vigorously to combine.

Grill the chicken: Heat a gas grill to high or prepare a hot charcoal fire. Scrub and oil the grill grate.

Arrange the chicken breasts on the grill at a 45-degree angle to the bars of the grate. Grill until the chicken has grill marks, about 2 minutes, and then rotate the breasts 90 degrees (to get a crosshatch of grill marks) and continue grilling for 2 to 4 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts and generously brush the cooked tops with glaze. Cook the second side the same way, for 4 to 6 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts again, brush with the glaze, and grill until the breasts are firm to the touch, another 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the breasts to a platter. Serve at once, drizzled with any remaining glaze.

Serves four.

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Notes

Made this with 2 chicken breasts that I butterflied and pounded a little. We loved the flavor of the spices and glaze. This is a real keeper! I didn't grill it near as long as the recipe recommended since I'd cut them thinner and pounded them.

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This is the best recipe ever! I leave the rub on overnight! I used chicken tenders so they cook up very fast.
marybradshaw 1 year ago
Made this with 2 chicken breasts that I butterflied and pounded a little. We loved the flavor of the spices and glaze. This is a real keeper! I didn't grill it near as long as the recipe recommended since I'd cut them thinner and pounded them. [I posted this recipe.]
audrey_ekstrom 4 years ago
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