This recipe for Spicy Honey Chicken is one of those that is easy to prep and I usually already have all of the ingredients on hand. And don’t let the word “Spicy” in the title fool you…it’s still kid friendly with the perfect blend of sweet and tangy.
Adapted from the original recipe from OBB
You’ll need 4-6 chicken breasts, thawed
For the Rub:
- 2 t olive oil
- 2 t granulated garlic (if you have a jar of minced garlic, that works too)
- 2 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t coriander
1 t cumin
1/2 t chipotle chili powder (I usually use Mrs. Dash’s Southwest Seasoning Blend for this)
1/2 C Honey
1T Cider Vinegar
Combine the rub spices in bowl and mix well.
Use kitchen shears (or a pair of clean scissors) 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 2T honey glaze for later. Take the rest and brush on chicken (both sides) in the final moments of grilling.
Serve with a side of veggies or create a spicy honey chicken salad! Cut cooked chicken into strips or diced pieces. Serve over Romain or red leaf lettuce. Add in any extras like tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, avocados, and even mangoes!
Try it topped with with creamy avocado salad dressing!