Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Breasts

If you’re like our family, eat a lot of chicken and are always on the lookout for a new and exciting way to prepare boneless, skinless chicken breasts, then you MUST try this recipe!  Chicken can get boring quickly, but, for us anwyay, it is often the most economical meat we buy and is something we eat multiple days a week.  I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for years, and for some reason, never got around to making it until a few weeks ago.  It is so easy to throw together and I had it on the table in under 20 minutes!  The only changes I made were to swap chicken breasts for the thighs as that is what I always have on hand, and I cut back on the red pepper to appease the toddler’s palate.  Enjoy!

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Breasts

2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Cooking spray
6 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Preheat broiler.

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 4 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 or until chicken is done.

Source: Adapted from Cooking Light March 2007


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