Big Papi’s Memphis Dry Rub Barbecue Chicken Breast
3 tablespoons coriander
2 tablespoons cumin
1 Tablespoon dry mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup White sugar
1/2 cup paprika
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne or chipotle pepper (optional)
4 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast
Combine all ingredients Rub on chicken directly or coat in a plastic storage bag.
Make sure chicken is dry before applying.
let sit for 30 to 45 minutes before grilling or smoking the meat.
Place the breast on the hottest part of the grill and don’t touch them for about 2 – 3 minutes.
People always ask me how long to grill chicken. The answer has a lot of variables, but the chicken will actually tell you. you can actually tell that the chicken breast is cooking through, they will get more and more opaque as they cook. Wait until the opaqueness is showing through to the middle of the chicken and then it is time to flip. If you try to flip them too quickly, they will stick to the grill.
Using tongs, lift each breast, rotate 45 degrees and then place them back on the grill. Presentation is half the battle and this will create some impressive grill marks!
After 2 to 4 minutes, lift the chicken breasts with tongs and flip them over.
Grill for 2 more minutes and then rotate again 45 degrees to make our grill marks on this side.
Continue grilling for another 2 to 4 minutes and you should be done! Again, to be sure, use a good instant-read thermometer like the Thermapen, For thicker breasts, you may need to close the lid for 5 minutes or so to cook them all of the way through.
Remove the chicken breasts from the grill and place on a plate to rest for about 4-5 minutes before serving.