This is our new favorite way to grill our chicken. I tried it for the first time on Father's Day. We have made it several times since then. Just so you know, the left overs are perfect,chopped up and thrown in a salad for lunch on the following day. Enjoy!
Spicy Honey Chicken
by Our Best Bites
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2lbs (you could use breasts as well)
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 tsp granulated garlic
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp coriander
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder (it's there in the spice aisle...you just have to look hard. I found some at Target.)
1/2 cup Honey
1T Cider Vinegar
Combine the rub spices in bowl and mix well.
Use kitchen shears to trim off any excess fat from the chicken pieces. Pat dry. Drizzle oil over chicken and rub in with your hands to lightly coat all the pieces. Then toss chicken with the spice rub to coat all sides well. Use your hands and get in there! Grill chicken for 3-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
While chicken is cooking, warm honey in the microwave so it's not so thick. Add the vinegar and combine well. Brush on chicken (both sides) in the final moments of grilling.
I'm gonna warn you that this can make a hot mess, literally. It's sugar, and it's gonna drip. But the smelly smoke is worth it for a minute or two. Just leave your grill on for a few minutes after the chicken is done to burn off any excess glaze. It's totally worth it once you taste this stuff.
If you don't have a bbq, try it on an indoor grill pan or use your broiler. Just be sure to open a window in case you burn your glaze!
- I have only used chicken breasts when making this recipe.
- I found the Chipotle Chili powder at Target...I did not know such a spice existed.
- I did not have Cider Vinegar on hand the 1st time we made this. I used regular vinegar and it tasted fine/the same.
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