Dry-Rub Chicken with Honey Barbecue Sauce

This was a quick and easy Cooking Light recipe that we all enjoyed. I adapted the dry-rub to work with what I had on hand and it turned out super flavorful. I liked the sauce – it was simple and delicious. I served this chicken with the Garlic-Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob and the Sautéed Garlicky Kale with Onions, Pine Nuts, and Craisins for a tasty and healthy meal.

Cut each chicken breast in half. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with the paprika, steak (or chicken) seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place on a plate then cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for a few hours. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking.

Preheating the oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare the sauce by combining the ketchup, lemon juice, cider vinegar, honey, minced garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a small skillet. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium low heat; cook for 15 minutes, stirring often.

Heat an ovenproof skillet that has been coated in cooking spray over medium high heat. Place the chicken into the hot skillet and cook for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the chicken over and slather evenly with the barbecue sauce then place into the preheated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes prior to serving. Serve with extra sauce if desired.  Enjoy.

 

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Dry-Rub Chicken with Honey Barbecue Sauce

Yield: 2-4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20-25 min.

Ingredients:

Chicken:

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
Paprika, to taste
Steak (or chicken) seasoning, to taste (I used Montreal Steak Seasoning)
Garlic powder, to taste
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Honey Barbecue Sauce:

1/2 cup of ketchup
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp honey
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Cut each chicken breast in half. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with the paprika, steak (or chicken) seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place on a plate then cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for a few hours. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking.

Preheating the oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare the sauce by combining the ketchup, lemon juice, cider vinegar, honey, minced garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a small skillet. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium low heat; cook for 15 minutes, stirring often.

Heat an ovenproof skillet that has been coated in cooking spray over medium high heat. Place the chicken into the hot skillet and cook for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the chicken over and slather evenly with the barbecue sauce then place into the preheated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes prior to serving. Serve with extra sauce if desired. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light

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15 Responses to “Dry-Rub Chicken with Honey Barbecue Sauce”

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    bellini — July 9, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    I love Cooking Light recipes. Who says light dishes have to be bland:D

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    Jenn — July 10, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    Ooooooh, YUM! That chicken looks delicious! I am a sucker for honey barbecue sauces too!!

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    Bill — July 10, 2013 @ 6:20 am

    This chicken recipe looks delicious! I’ve been looking for a good barbecue sauce and this might just be it. Great post!!

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    Larry — July 10, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    The chicken looks delicious and made me instantly hungry.

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    Carmen Rosa — July 10, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    Wow, Pam, that looks amazing! Delicious!!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 10, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    So darn mouthwatering, Pam! There’s nothing I love more than BBQ chicken this time of year. Yours looks scrumptious!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — July 10, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Barbecue chicken is a weakness of mine so you just crumbled me into a happy little ball. I must make this soon, thanks much!

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    Marjie — July 10, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    I’ll have to dispatch the boys to get some steak seasoning. We all love BBQ chicken, and I need to try your dry rub!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 10, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    I’m really loving that BBQ sauce!

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    The Café Sucre Farine — July 10, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    This chicken looks amazing, I want it for dinner tonight!

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    Joanne — July 10, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

    That rub sounds fabulous! So full of flavor.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — July 10, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Sounds and looks delicious!!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 10, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    Gosh, the bbq sauce looks so good! The chicken looks fingerlicking!

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    Ridwan — July 11, 2013 @ 1:31 am

    This chicken recipe sound very flavorful,delicious !

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    Chris — July 11, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    That sounds like I’d love it. Would make a fantastic sandwich too!

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