Creating memories in the kitchen...One meal at a time.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spicy Honey Chicken

This was a perfect weeknight meal. Grilled chicken, no marinating required. Just a simple rub and then a glaze that you put on the chicken the last few minutes of grilling. I really liked all the smoky flavors with the sweet of the honey. The spice was really mild so if you're not a big fan of spice don't let this recipe scare you. I served it as suggested with lime cilantro rice.

Spicy Honey Chicken
from Our Best Bites & Leigh Anne

2 t Garlic Powder

2 t Chili Powder

1 t Salt

1 t Ground Cumin

1 t paprika

1/4-1/2 t Cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it. I used 1/4)
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs


6 T Honey

2 t Cider Vinegar

Combine first 6 ingredients (all the 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. Toss chicken with spice rub to coat all sides well. Brush grill surface lightly with oil. Grill chicken a few minutes on each side, until cooked through.Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well until combined. Brush mixture on chicken (both sides) in the final moments of grilling. Because the glaze is sugar-based, you’ll want to turn the heat down so it doesn’t burn, but let it cook for a few minutes to caramelize. You can also cook this under the broiler if you don’t have a BBQ or the weather is bad.
Pin It!


Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...