I tried this recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything blog for dinner tonight. I had pinned it last week and have been DYING to try it. The photo of the chicken on her page was just too tempting!
I had a hard time finding “Chipotle Chili Powder” and in fact the thing that I grabbed thinking I finally had the right thing was actually chipotle chili pepper, so don’t know if that makes any difference, but this stuff was yummers! 🙂 It was spicy enough to have a nice kick, but not SO spicy that the kids would throw fits about eating it, yay!
It’s officially grillin’ season, so you’ve got to try this one. The honey vinegar glaze was SO good. Give it a whirl, it’s a recipe you’ll be coming back to again!
Spicy Honey Chicken from The Girl Who Ate Everything:
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2lbs (you could use breasts as well but thighs stay more moist)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons granulated garlic (you can sub 1 teaspoon garlic powder here)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 cup Honey
1 Tablespoon 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. Reserve 2 Tablespoons of the honey glaze for later after the chicken has cooked to pour on right before serving. Take the rest and 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.