Sometimes when you see several days of food pictures here, it means some story I’m not sure I can tell is incubating. Other times it means I finally found just the combination of herbs and spices which results in a grilled chicken that makes my mouth go crazy.
Occasionally, like today, it’s both.
No sauce, just this mixture, rubbed into the chicken and allowed to sit for an hour or so before grilling: kosher salt, coarsely ground black pepper, a little brown sugar, garlic powder (works here, because what’s needed is a dry rub) , minced onions (dried version using a mix of regular and green onions), lemon-pepper seasoning with garlic and onion, cayenne pepper and the secret ingredient, Chipotle chile pepper. Sounds mundane to have such a spectacular result. (Just don’t be shy with the cayenne or Chipotle chile pepper.)
This one’s a keeper.