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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Breasts

Chicken. Ok, but what kind of chicken do you want to make? I'm not sure either. Is it warm enough to grill yet? No. Ok. Let's find something good. Ok.

So while looking through both food network and cooking light's websites we thought about indoor grilled chicken, which just seemed wimpy compared to a real grill outside, chicken tenders, sauteed chicken...hmmm no I wanted something fun, wild even. Something new and experimental.

Thats when I found this recipe, it looked very good, and pretty easy. A side of broccilini steamed and we'd be all set for a great dinner. I did change the recipe slightly, so see below.

Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Breasts

2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Cooking spray
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Preheat broiler.

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, next time I would put foil down becasue our pan became really messy from the juices and the spices. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side. They will be cooked through, do not worry.

Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven; brush cup honey mixture on each chicken breast. Broil 1 minute. Remove chicken from oven and turn over, brush chicken with remaining honey mixture. Broil 1 additional minute until chicken is done.

Plate, serve and enjoy.

We both loved this chicken it was like almost a barbecue sauce with the sweetness from the honey-vinegar and the spiciness from the chili powder and the pepper flakes. Try it either our way or the original (obviously the garlic was taken out, but it did not lack any flavor without it.) Its good!

1 comment:

Kevin said...

That chicken glazed with honey and spices sounds really good.