This week I have the privilege of co-hosting Fiesta Friday with Loretta of The Safari of the Mind. Loretta and I are thrilled to join Angie’s wonderful Party! Fiesta Friday is a great way for fellow bloggers and visitors to check out new and interesting posts and add their own posts into the mix. I welcome all of you to join in the fun by clicking on the link at the bottom of today’s post or linking directly to Fiesta Friday #120. Loretta and I will be visiting all participating posts as this week’s Fiesta Friday representatives and features selectors. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Mediterranean Rubbed Chicken is a flavorful addition to the Fiesta Friday party! Crushed fennel and cloves are combined with sweet brown sugar and savory onion, garlic & cumin and rubbed all over chicken breasts, thighs, drums and wings…then grilled to perfection. So much flavor…you’re going to love these!
Mediterranean Rubbed Chicken
1 whole chicken, cut up
(or 2 breasts, 2 thighs, 2 drums & 2 wings)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fennel seeds, crushed
1/2 tablespoon cloves, crushed
Heat the grill nice and hot (500 degrees F). In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, red pepper flakes and salt. Using a mortar & pestle crush the fennel seeds and cloves until fine.
Place the chicken breasts, thighs, drums and wings in a large bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the Mediterranean Rub and toss to coat thoroughly.
Place chicken on the hot grill and cook 25-40 minutes until chicken is fully cooked, turning occasionally.
Remove from the grill and place on a platter. Allow to sit for a minute or two to redistribute the juices. Dig in!
This recipe has been shared on The Pin Junkie, Throwback Thursday, Fiesta Friday, Foodie FriDIY, Freedom Friday, Funtastic Friday and Saucy Saturday…go check it out and then visit some other great sites!