Mahogany Chicken Waves
(Adapted from Practical Gourmet Small Plates For Sharing)
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika
1 teaspoon cocoa, sifted if lumpy
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut lengthwise into 4 strips each
8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 10 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
Combine first 6 ingredients. Add chicken and stir. Chill, covered, for 1 hour.
Thread chicken onto skewers. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Cook on a greased grill on medium for about 3 minutes per side until no longer pink inside. Makes 8 skewers.