Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken
I hope everyone is preparing for a fun 4th of July tomorrow. If you still need some food inspiration, here's a really easy main course idea. Where I am, it's raining, so I love that this is not an actual grill recipe. But if you're lucky enough to be enjoying real summer weather, you could grill the marinated meat as well. This recipe requires mostly simple pantry ingredients and can be made with chicken thighs or breast.
I made this with chicken breast as that is what I had on hand and was amazed that the meat didn't dry out under the broiler. In fact, it was some of the juiciest chicken I've had in a while, so I'm now a big fan of this cooking method. If you have leftovers the next day, this makes an amazing, delicious, mouth-watering chicken quesadilla.
Recipe from Cooking Light
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed or ground red pepper
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or 4 larger boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
6 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
Preheat your broiler. Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray.
In a bowl mix together the garlic powder, chili powder, salt, cumin, paprika, and red pepper. Add the chicken and toss to coat it all evenly. Place chicken in prepared broiler dish and broil for 5 minutes on each side.
In the meantime, combine the honey and vinegar in a small bowl and stir well. Take the chicken out of the oven and pour 1/4 cup if the honey mixture over the chicken. Broil for another minute. Take chicken out of oven again. Turn chicken over, brush with remaining honey mixture and broil another 1 minute or until the meat if done (slightly longer if using larger cuts of chicken). Pin It Now!