Monday, May 12, 2008

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You Must Try This

I needed help figuring out what to do with the chicken thighs I had defrosting and asked for recommendations on the What's Cooking? board. Someone recommended this recipe and it was soo good. Although I only had half the amount of chicken, I used the original amount of spices and honey. The broiler function on my stove scares the crap out of me so it took a little bit longer to make than what the original recipe says. This dish is spicy, so have the water ready. At first you taste the sweetness of the honey and then the spiciness hits you. According to Alex, it's even better the next day.

Spicy Brushed Chicken Thighs
Source: Cooking Light (here)

2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (I used 4 bone-in chicken thighs)
Cooking spray
6 Tbsp honey
2 tsp cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a baking pan with the cooking spray.

Combine first six ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to the bowl and toss to coat. Place the chicken in the baking pan and bake 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven, turn the chicken over and bake for another 15 minutes.

Combine the honey and vinegar in a small bowl and stir well. Remove chicken from the oven and brush with half of the honey mixture. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oven, turn over, and brush with the honey mixture. Bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

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