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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spicy Honey Chicken


This was our second spicy chicken of the week.  It is also another quick chicken dish because it uses a rub instead of a marinade.  We grilled the chicken and then broiled them in the oven with the honey glaze - I did want to have to clean the grill after the sticky honey melted on it.  The chicken was very juicy and flavorful.  The heat wasn't overpowering by any means.  It was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.  It was also easy and low-cal if you care about that kind of stuff.




Spicy Honey Chicken
adapted from Cooking Light
(Printable Recipe)

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded to an even thickness
1 tsp vegetable oil

Rub:
1 t granulated garlic
1 t chili powder
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 t coriander
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder

Glaze:
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. Brush the chicken with the honey mixture and place under the broiler and heat until bubbly. 


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4 comments:

  1. Man I miss having a grill. I would love to make this, it looks awesome!

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  2. Thanks so much for leaving a comment on Frosted - it led me to your blog! I am so excited to try some of these recipes! The honey/chipotle chicken looks amazing! I will let you know when I try it. Thanks again!

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  3. Looks good and spicy, Steph. Perfect for a Caveman like me! ;)

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  4. That is a nice spicy rub! I'm going to have to try this one myself! The pasta shells look creamilicious too, Steph.

    Ready for the spring game this afternoon?

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