Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lettuce wrapped chicken with quick BBQ Rub

Originally posted by me in MyWholeFoodsLife Facebook group on Feb 26, 2015
If you have 5 minutes and a cheap coffee/spice grinder make your own BBQ Rub. I like making new blends all the time so as not to get bored with the flavors.
 Ingredients for BBQ Rub: 
  • Grains of paradise
  • Ancho
  • Gaujillo
  • Brown mustard
  • Urfa
  • Aji Amarillo
  • Aleppo
  • Honey powder
  • Himalyan sea Salt
  • For spicier mix add a touch of ghost or habanero to mix.

Ingredients for Meal:
  • 5 diced small boneless/skinless chicken thighs
  • Lettuce to be used as lettuce cups/wraps
  • BBQ Rub for the chicken
  • Using a Spice/Coffee Grinder mix up the seeds and berry's and other whole dried spices for 30 seconds or until powder
  • Add powdered spices and pulse a couple times to mix thoroughly
  • Coat the diced chicken with the rub.   Any leftover rub bottle for a future meal.
  • Put a tablespoon of coconut oil and bring to heat
  • Drop in the chicken into the oil should be sizzling and cook on high continuously moving the chicken around ensuring the chicken is browned on all sides.  This should be roughly 5 minutes at high heat.
  • Deglaze pan for one minute with a splash of lime juice.
  • Put in a bowl to add to wraps as a finger food as you go.
Recommended sides to cool down the spice:
  • Homemade Gaucomole.
  • Homemade Mayo