Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken

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I was a bit slow when it came to the whole Pinterest craze.  I mean, I was still trying to figure out the new layout of my Facebook and didn't have the bandwidth to try some new fangled site.  Not to mention, I have enough places to waste my time online.

Then Lent came and I decided to meet Jimi's challenge of "So, what are YOU going to give up for Lent?" with an actual answer this year..... my beloved internet message board that time-sucks much of my free time.  Sob.  So, not to go all Civil War era and give up internet all together, I figured I had more time to check out Pinterest.  And boy, what a gold mine for recipes (not to mention, how cool is it for me to find MY site pinned?)!

This recipe sounded yummy, even to a vegetarian like me.  Sweet and spicy.  Love the marriage.  It's so simple, not to mention uses ingredients you most likely have on hand, which is perfect for weeknights. Abe loved it, but Adam found it too spicy.

The recipe called for chicken thighs, but I used breasts.  Any cut will work.  If you are using bone-in, add 5-7 minutes to cook time.  Oh, and open a window because your smoke alarm might go off, like mine did. 

The recipe came from

Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken
Serves 4

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (or 4 large boneless breasts)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Mix spices together and set aside.

Mix honey and cider vinegar and set aside.

Un-tuck chicken thighs so they are flat. Cover both sides in seasoning, set flat onto sheet pan. When all chicken as been seasoned put under broiler.

Cook for 5-7 minutes on one side and flip.  Cook for a 5-7 minutes on other side.  Flip again and then baste the chicken in honey/cider mixture.  Be sure to really get the chicken covered.  Add to oven again and let it cook under the broiler for a few minutes until the honey starts to thicken up and glaze.  Add an extra swipe of honey if you like your chicken nice and sticky.

Take chicken out of oven and let rest for a few minutes.

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  1. I have tried this recipe with both thighs and b/s breasts. I found that on the breasts it was very spicy. The thighs not so much. Sister told me may have to do with the fat content of of the thighs. So, now I just make it with the thighs. Tasty! Thanks for the recipe

  2. Finally tried this this evening. It is definitely worthy of 'That's Damn Good'!

  3. I'm assuming the broiler is on low and the oven rack is in the middle position?