Friday, October 1, 2010

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken

Please excuse that horrible photo! we have the worst lighting in the house and it really needs to change. Now that we are lacking the beautiful sunny days I need to bust out my light box again. So wow can you believe it's already October 1st? it's craziness. The boys have a week long fall break coming up so thats something to look forward to :)

I made this spicy chicken lastnight and paired it with the cauliflower "mac" and cheese I posted yesterday. It was a big hit. My 10 year old who is hyper sensitive to spicy foods ate all of this without complaint. To be honest, it wasn't spicy at all. When I read the comments most said the same thing as I did. It had a great blend of spices but wasn't spicy at all..wich is a good thing for us. I did add less than 1/4 of the cayenne pepper but will add the all of it next time.

You can grill this,broil it,bake it,or fry it on the stovetop like I did. I also used white vinegar instead of the cider without any problems. I never have cider vinegar in the house but will pick some up the next time I'm in Germany. I also used chicken breasts instead of the boneless thighs. I have never found those here. You could also use chicken wings,or drumsticks even.

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken..
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper..or to taste
8 boneless skinless Chicken things..I used 4 breasts
6 TBL Honey
2 tsp. Cider Vinegar

          Pre heat broiler. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. I went ahead and took each piece and rubbed it all over with the spices.
        Place chicken on a broiler pan thats been coated with cooki spray. Broil chicken 5 mins on each side. Combine honey and vinegar in a small and stir well. It takes about a minute for it to completely combine. Remove chicken from oven and brush about 1/4 of the mixture on chicken. Broil 1 minute. Remove chicken,turn over and brush the remaining mixture onto the chicken. Broil 1 additional minute or until chicken is done.

If using the stove top. Place a small amount of oil in the pan and cook the chicken. Baste with the sauce during the last few minutes of cooking the chicken.    

** As a side note for my Euro Peeps..I used american chili powder. I bought the dutch version of it once and it burned my mouth. The stuff back home is more mild compaired to the stuff keep that in mind when making this.**