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Spice-Rubbed Grilled Chicken

Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 3 lbs chicken thighs/drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  • Place chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  • Rub spice mix over chicken and underneath the skin until evenly coated. Refrigerate chicken at least 1 hour.
  • Remove chicken from refrigerator and grill over medium-high heat on a gas grill or charcoal grill, turning occasionally until chicken is golden-brown and registers 175F degrees.
  • Serve chicken warm or cold.


Store chicken in refrigerator up to 2 days.