Spicy Honey Chicken

Saturday, January 24, 2009

This recipe is from Your Home Based Mom, she has a lot of really good recipes! The “rub” makes enough for 4 times the amount of chicken in the recipe so you might want to save the extra. This isn’t one of our absolute favorite’s chicken recipes but it is a good change. I used 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and next time I will use 1/2. The honey glaze is very sweet so you need a hot and spicy chicken beneath it! I think we’ll like it much better next time with the added cayenne pepper!

On a separate note please pray for my school. A pipe burst last night and there is extensive damage. I should be happy school is canceled for awhile but I feel terrible that such an awful thing happened at such a wonderful place!

The recipe called for 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, but we used 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts

2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons Chili Powder
1 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 teaspoons Paprika
1/4-1/2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it)

6 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons 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. Now 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.


Anonymous said...

So glad you enjoyed the Spicy Honey Chicken! We are having for dinner tomorrow night!