Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

from Cooking Light

I realize that some people are buried under mountains of snow right now, but here in the Silicon Valley it was a beautiful day, just perfect for firing up the grill. If you can't get to your grill, these can be broiled, too.

I make The Big Geek grill ours. I don't use the grill.

2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (there is really no reason you couldn't use whatever kind of chicken you like, although you'll have to adjust cooking time)
cooking spray (if broiling)

6 Tbsp honey
2 tsp cider vinegar

Combine first 6 ingredients in large ziplock bag. Add chicken to bag. Shake to coat.

Either give chicken to your grillmaster OR place chicken on a broiler pan gcoated with cooking spray. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.

Combine honey and vinegar in small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven, brush honey mixture on chicken, broil 1 min. Remove chicken and turn over. Brush with remainign honey mixture. Broil 1 additional minute or until done.

Or tell your grillmaster to brush the honey mixture on when there's a couple of minutes left--brush, flip, wait 1 min, brush, flip, wait 1 min, done!

If this is too spicy for your little geeks, just save a couple pieces of chicken and don't put the spice mixture on it. They will still like the honey-glazed part!

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