Chef Time!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Spicing Things Up With My Honey

Believe it or not I don't sit around all day eating cookies and cake. Usually during the week we have grilled chicken or fish with veggies and then on the weekends I'm a little more flexible to what I will cook. That's my time to experiment and try new recipes and the only way I can stay under 500 pounds.

Lately, I've been trying REALLY hard to eat healthy.




Spicy Honey Chicken

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2 lb. (you could use breasts as well but thighs stay more moist)
2 tsp. vegetable oil

Rub:
2 tsp. granulated garlic (you can sub 1 tsp. garlic powder here)
2 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. coriander
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. chipotle chili powder

Glaze:
½ c. Honey
1 tbsp. 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.

If you don't want to 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!


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