Sorry I have not been blogging this month. June has turned into a busy month, and although I have been cooking, I haven't been posting the recipes. Don't worry, I've got lots of good ones that I need to type up. One recipe I am really excited to share is an Upside-down Apple Caramel Tart. You won't believe how delicious it is, and how gorgeous it looks on a plate.
In the meantime, are you looking for a delicious and simple chiken dish to throw on the grill (who isn't)? Try this amazing Spicy Honey Chicken. It it a savory, spice rubbed chicken topped with a sweet honey glaze. Great for a weeknight family meal, and easy enough to cook for a crowd. Plus, any leftovers can be used in a salad, on quesadillas or in a sandwich (chicken on sourdough bread with arugula, tomatoes and a spicy peach chutney is absolutely a killer lunch or dinner). This will not be your typical, boring, dried out grilled chicken...trust me!
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2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons granulated garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder here)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1 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.
Warning: this can be 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!