Sunday, May 27, 2012
Southwest Chicken on Caesar Salad
This new southwest spice rub is absolutely delicious on chicken and makes a wonderful meal with a Caesar Salad. The spice rub didn't call for cayenne but it really needs a little heat so I added it to the rub. I like this even more than the Cajun rub I've been using.
The chicken was done on the BBQ. Mine has 3 independent burners so I light the two end ones and turn them down to low when it's heated up. I sear the chicken for about 3 minutes each way on each side to get the grill marks, then move it to the middle off the heat to roast. I let the chicken roast for a total of 25 to 30 minutes total cooking time. I let it rest and cool down 5 minutes so the moisture doesn't escape as steam when I cut into it. A 1980's dish but fresh never gets tired.