Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Simply Spicy Grilled Chicken

Smoky barbecue sauce combines with picante sauce to create an intriguing grilling sauce for chicken.

3/4 cup Pace® Picante Sauce

3/4 cup barbecue sauce

2 pounds chicken parts, skin removed

1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice

2 green onions, sliced (about 1/4 cup)

Orange slices (optional)

Fresh thyme leaves (optional)

1.Stir the picante sauce and barbecue sauce in a small bowl. Reserve 3/4 cup for the rice.
2.Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium. Grill the chicken for 20 minutes. Brush the chicken with the remaining picante sauce mixture. Grill for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, turning and brushing often with the picante sauce mixture. Discard the remaining picante sauce mixture.
3.Cook the rice according to the package directions without salt. Stir in the reserved 3/4 cup picante sauce mixture and the onions. Serve the rice with the chicken. Garnish with the orange slices and thyme, if desired.

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