Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken

Yes, you read that correctly. I’m putting coffee and cocoa on chicken. No, I haven’t lost my mind, you’re just going to have to trust me. This mocha rub grilled chicken is surprising smokey and not near as sweet as what I thought it would be.

Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken with maple dijon dip. This BBQ chicken recipe uses a unique dry rub that mixes coffee grounds and cocoa powder. It makes for a smokey BBQ flavor.

Every month I bring you a delicious chicken recipe, that’s because I’m a proud ambassador for Chicken Farmers of Canada. I’ve been a brand ambassador for them for two years now and I’m always excited and eager to share what they stand for, along with the delicious recipes that my family has been enjoying.

Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken with maple dijon dip. This BBQ chicken recipe uses a unique dry rub that mixes coffee grounds and cocoa powder. It makes for a smokey BBQ flavor.

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2017 is a big year for Canada, our country is turning 150 years old and during those 150 years Canada’s chicken farmers have been working hard providing our families with quality chicken. That’s why this Canada day, I’ll be grilling up some tasty chicken (more than likely in burger form) and taking to Twitter to thank my local farmers.

Did you know that in Canadian Chicken Farmers:

  • Raise their chicken to be free to roam, with unlimited access to food and water.
  • Are held to high standards with upkeep and that the barns are cleaned out after every single flock and fresh bedding is laid out prior to the arrival of new chicks. In fact, every Canadian chicken farmer has to follow a strict and mandatory, audited Animal Care Program.
  • They’re family based! Over 90% of Canada’s chicken farms are family owned and operated.
  • Don’t use hormones or steroids. Canadian chicken is hormone and steroid free! In fact, the use of hormones and steroids in chicken production has been illegal since the 1960s.

 

 

Maple Dijon Dip - two ingredients for a delicious BBQ chicken dip.

So what comes to mind when you think of Canadian food?

I think of maple, coffee (Tim Hortons), Nanaimo Bars, poutine, and more maple.

Smokey BBQ Rub - this delicious rub features coffee and cocoa which makes for a smoky grilled chicken.

So with that in mind, I took the Coffee and Cocoa Grilled Chicken recipe from Chicken Farmers of Canada, removed the sugar and added chicken breasts plus I made a delicious (and super simple) maple dijon dipping sauce.

Maple Dijon Dip - perfect for BBQ chicken.

There’s something about dipping food, it’s almost as fun as meat on a stick.

Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken

Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken with maple dijon dip. This BBQ chicken recipe uses a unique dry rub that mixes coffee grounds and cocoa powder. It makes for a smokey BBQ flavor.

This Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken is a delicious bbq chicken recipe that uses a unique dry rub that mixes coffee grounds and cocoa powder. Don’t worry, it’s not sweet and weird, it makes for a smokey BBQ flavor.

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Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken with maple dijon dip. This BBQ chicken recipe uses a unique dry rub that mixes coffee grounds and cocoa powder. It makes for a smokey BBQ flavor.
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Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken

This BBQ chicken recipe uses a unique dry rub that mixes coffee grounds and cocoa powder. It makes for a smokey BBQ flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled chicken, mocha rubbed chicken, seasoning
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 206 kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp  paprika
  • 1 tbsp  chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/2 tsp  pepper
  • 1 tbsp  fine coffee grounds
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce

Instructions

  1.  
  2. Add all of the rub ingredients into a resealable bag or a bowl and mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Add the chicken breasts and press to coat.
  4. Let sit for at least an hour.

Preheat grill

  1. Oil the grill, add the chicken and grill on medium heat for 9-12 minutes per side, or until juices run clear.

Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce

  1. Mix the two ingredients together until smooth and dip your chicken in it.
  2.  
Nutrition Facts
Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Cholesterol 66.2mg 22%
Sodium 97.8mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 20.5g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 24.1g 48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken with maple dijon dip. This BBQ chicken recipe uses a unique dry rub that mixes coffee grounds and cocoa powder. It makes for a smokey BBQ flavor.

Don’t forget to visit Chicken.ca and search for their recipes and follow the Chicken Farmers of Canada on their social profiles: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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17 comments on “Mocha Rub Grilled Chicken”

  1. Oh Canada epicure rub is my favourite chicken grilling seasoning! 

  2. I love Bridgetown Grill rub from Your Inspiration at Home in my chicken…great in the oven or on the BBQ!

  3. Chicken breast with my home made honey garlic BBQ sauce with a baked potato and corn on the cob all done on the grill.

  4. chicken rubbed with a variety of spices: black pepper medley, one of our flava god spices, garlic powder, lathered in a good bbq sauce. something smokey or sweet, grilled on the bbq. another good one is chicken shishkabobs with veggies grilled on the bbq, which i think is a recipe i got from bewitched kitchen actually. yum! 

    • OOO I love pizza Flavour God. I go through that so fast on popcorn 😉

      Oh yay for one of my recipes! It always makes me so happy to hear when people use them 😀

  5. My favourite grilled chicken meal is Chicken adobo marinated overnight and grilled and served with Basmati steamed rice and green vegetables.

  6. To be honest I dont really have a favourite, so far has just been some seasoning I know kinda boring right lol, I love grill Chicken but I’ve always like it blah no flavor the hubby is the one changing it up for me, so I have been trying new ways and enjoying it

  7. My favourite grilled chicken meal is Chili-Orange Flattened Chicken.

  8. Grilled chicken fajitas are a favourite.

  9. I like ceasar salad with grilled chicken, very tasty!

  10. I love blackened Cajun chicken and maple bacon seasoned chicken!! 

  11. I love making easy chicken tacos

  12. I’d love to make greek drumsticks and potatoes!

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