Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs
Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2008 Copyright 2007
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt (too much, IMO)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
6 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
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.
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
Yield:4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)
Nutritional Information Calories:321 (31% from fat) Fat:11g (sat 3g,mono 4.1g,poly 2.5g) Protein:28g Carbohydrate:27.9g Fiber:0.6g Cholesterol:99mg Iron:2.1mg Sodium:676mg Calcium:21mg
I'll be honest, I initially wasn't that excited about this recipe. Why did I even select it? Well, it required no extra ingredients. Also, since discovering the joys of Costco's boneless, skinless chicken thighs, I'm always on the lookout for recipes that call for them.
Several times I had these on the menu but they got pushed aside but the time had come to actually make them. Even though I couldn't work up any enthusiasm for this recipe, I remembered a similar one that surprised me - Honey-Glazed Spiced Pork Tenderloin - and I held hope that this would also pleasantly surprise me.
And it did! If fact, I enjoyed the chicken recipe even more than the pork recipe. I loved the mixture of honey and spices which is odd since chili powder and especially cumin can both sometimes be a turn off for me. Except for it being a bit too salty, I thought this recipe was awesome and I thrilled with how quickly and evenly the chicken thighs cooked using the broil method. I've always been a bit broiler-shy for cooking meats that need to be thoroughly cooked.
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