Monday, April 7, 2008

Grilled dixie chicken with cayenne spice rub


  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in small bowl; whisk spice rub to blend well. Transfer 1 tablespoon spice rub to medium bowl; add butter and mix well. (Rub and seasoned butterbutter. Bring butter to room temperature before using.) can be made 2 days ahead. Cover separately. Chill
  2. Sprinkle spice rub over both sides of Chicken pieces. Arrange Chicken pieces on waxed-paper-lined baking sheets. Cover Chicken with more waxed paper and let stand at room temperature at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours.
  3. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Reserve 4 tablespoons seasoned butter. Spread remaining seasoned butter on 1 side of baguette slices. Place bread slices on platter and cover. Place Chicken on grill, skin side up. Grill 20 minutes. Turn Chicken over. Grill until skin is deep golden brown, about 15 minutes. Turn Chicken again and grill, skin side up, until cooked through (no red shows when Chicken is cut at thigh bone), about 5 minutes longer. Transfer Chicken to platter. Brush Chicken with reserved 4 tablespoons seasoned butter.
  4. Grill bread until just golden, about 2 minutes per side. Arrange toasts around Chicken and serve.

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