Monday, July 4, 2011

Spicy Honey Chicken Recipe

O.K. I have not posted a recipe in a while, so here is one we found recently and absolutely love. (Well, at least Curtis and I love it. The kids love...pasta. Plain. That's about it. Well, no not really--they love fruits and veggies, thank goodness!)'s the recipe.

Spicy Honey Chicken

(Recipe by Our Best Bites)

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2lbs
(The creators of this recipe insist that thighs taste better in this recipe then breasts. I have tried both and actually prefer the chicken breasts sliced fairly thin)
2 t vegetable oil

2 t granulated garlic
2 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t coriander
1 t kosher salt
1 t cumin
1/2 t chipotle chili powder

1/2 C Honey
1T Cider Vinegar

Combine the rub spices in bowl and mix well.

Use kitchen shears (or a pair of clean scissors) to trim off any excess fat from the chicken pieces. Pat dry. Drizzle oil over chicken and rub in with your hands to lightly coat all the pieces. Then toss chicken with the spice rub to coat all sides well. Use your hands and get in there! Grill chicken for 3-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
While chicken is cooking, warm honey in the microwave so it’s not so thick. Add the vinegar and combine well. Reserve 2T honey glaze for later. Take the rest and brush on chicken (both sides) in the final moments of grilling.
I’m gonna warn you that this can make a hot mess, literally. It’s sugar, and it’s gonna drip. But the smelly smoke is worth it for a minute or two. Just leave your grill on for a few minutes after the chicken is done to burn off any excess glaze. It’s totally worth it once you taste this stuff.
If you don’t have a bbq, try it on an indoor grill pan or use your broiler. Just be sure to open a window in case you burn your glaze!

Remember how I had you reserve that extra couple tablespoons of glaze? Ya, drizzle that on top now. Your taste buds will thank you.

This chicken is also great sliced on a salad. I made up an extra large batch of rub so I don't have to repeat that step next time I make this!

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