Thursday, July 18, 2013

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken

This recipe is another oldie that deserved a better picture. Y'all, the first picture is SO BAD. So bad I won't even post it here. And my food photography is still not great but I can say with confidence that this picture is 10000x better than the previous one. Go check it out.

I did make it a bit different this time around because I love using the grill as often as possible. The original recipe has you using the broiler so if you're grill-less, you could do that instead. But I don't think it'll taste as good as chicken straight off the grill. :)

We love this chicken! It's incredibly moist and flavorful, with that awesome sweet and spicy thing going on. And, if you have a decently stocked pantry, you won't have to buy any ingredients other than the chicken! 

A spice rub is an easy way to inject a big dose of flavor on a piece of meat. So not only do you have the spice rub going on, you brush on a sticky sweet glaze as you grill it. No marinating and no fuss!

Throw some veggies on the grill at the same time and you'll have dinner in no time. 

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
Cooking spray
6 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoon cider vinegar

Preheat the grill.

Combine the first 6 ingredients (through red pepper) in large bowl. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss until each piece is well coated. In a separate bowl, combine the honey and vinegar and set aside. 

Turn the grill down to medium-high and lightly oil the grate.

Place chicken on the grill and close the lid. Let cook for 5 minutes. Open lid, turn chicken, and brush with prepared honey-vinegar glaze. Continue turning and brushing with glaze until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear. 

Source: adapted from Cooking Light 


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  2. This looks like some might fine chicken! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

    1. VERY flavorful - and easy! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. YUM! Just got around to making this. This was a great hit with hubby, guests, and the 2 year old! We also grilled vegetables at the same time and brushed them with the sauce from this recipe (different veggies). What a great meal! THANKS, Aimee!

    1. Yay! I'm so glad y'all liked it! Thanks for the veggie link - I'm pinning it for later :)


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