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Bobby Flay’s 16 Spice Chicken

Enjoy this almighty 16-spice chicken recipe cooked with ancho chile powder, pasilla chile powder, cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic powder, and onion powder, to create a truly unique and flavorful meal.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x



3 tablespoons ancho chile powder
3 tablespoons pasilla chile powder
3 tablespoons ground cumin
3 tablespoons ground coriander
3 tablespoons ground ginger
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon allspice
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon ground fennel seed
1 teaspoon chile de arbol
3 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
24 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


In a small bowl, combine the ancho chile powder, pasilla chile powder, cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, allspice, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground fennel seed, chile de arbol, brown sugar, kosher salt, coarsely ground black pepper and cayenne pepper.
Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken breasts until fully coated.
Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Grease the grates with oil.
Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
Once the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the breasts from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!


For extra heat, increase the amount of cayenne pepper in the spice mix.
Make sure the chicken breasts have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit before consuming.

  • Author: 9
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Southwestern
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 250 kcal
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg

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