Sazón Grilled Chicken
Yield: 4-6 servings
One little spice packet (or the easy homemade option) adds incredible flavor when used as a rub for grilled chicken!


Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (number of breasts will vary based on size)
  • 2 tablespoons Sazón seasoning mix (I use this homemade option)
  • 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
  • Optional for serving: Avocado Tomato Salsa

Instructions

  1. Toss the chicken breasts with the seasoning mix in a large zip-top bag.  Then pour in the olive or avocado oil and toss to evenly coat.  Marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour or all day — the more time the better.

    Preheat the grill and cook the chicken over medium heat for 7-8 minutes per side, depending on thickness, or until the chicken is just cooked through (internal temperature should read 165 degrees F when taken with a quick read thermometer).  Remove from the heat and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with Avocado Tomato Salsa if desired.


Notes & Tips

If your package of raw chicken contains a lot of water, make sure to drain the chicken and pat it dry.  A little dampness will allow the spice rub to adhere.  Too much will make it clumpy.

As an option to grilling, lightly coat a large skillet with oil and place over medium to medium-high heat. Cook the chicken breast halves for 5 minutes per side, or until the meat is no longer pink in the center.

The chicken can also be cut into bite-size pieces and stir-fried.  Sliced bell peppers and onions are a nice addition.


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