Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

So... how are those New Year's resolutions coming along? Uh, yeah... me too. If you want a quick, healthy, and tasty dinner to get you back on track, give this recipe a try. True, chicken thighs are not quite as lean as the breasts, but they're still quite healthy and they have a lot more flavor. And if saving money was one of your resolutions: chicken thighs are cheaper than the breasts, too.

John and I have made these a bunch of times, but somehow they've never made it to the blog. It's a quick and easy recipe... all you have to do is brush the spice rub on the chicken, broil for a few minutes, and then brush on the glaze (and you know I love a good glaze). These have that great sweet and spicy combo, but they're not too hot. We had ours with some green beans and Trader Joe's Harvest Grains.

P.S. We're on Twitter now, so follow us here, or click the button on the right. We'll be tweeting all sorts of delicious things. And by "we", I mean John, since I have virtually no understanding of how it works.

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs
from Cooking Light


2  teaspoons  garlic powder
2  teaspoons  chili powder
1  teaspoon  salt
1  teaspoon  ground cumin
1  teaspoon  paprika
1/2  teaspoon  ground red pepper
8  skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Cooking spray
6  tablespoons  honey
2  teaspoons  cider vinegar


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.

3. Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven; brush 1/4 cup honey mixture on chicken. Broil 1 minute. Remove chicken from oven and turn over. Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture. Broil 1 additional minute or until chicken is done.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)

Download a printable recipe


Ben said...

This was amazing. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

(Made it with quinoa with sauteed squash and portobellos.)

Anonymous said...

Are you still gonna post here - because I have no idea how twitter works either so continue this for me. :) xoxoxooxo

John said...

Yes Lin, we will still post here. You don't have to worry about twitter, it's a silly thing anyway, you're not missing anything. :)