Monday, August 27, 2012
Spiced Honey Glazed Chicken
I can't believe this day is finally here. Today I completed my FIRST day of nursing school. Many, many days full of studying and sleepless nights lie ahead, but despite the stress that will come, I'm currently excited about what the next two years will bring! My uniform is ready for use and most of my first semester books are purchased.
These huge books are only some of the books I'll be studying out of this semester. I still need to purchase my two pharmacology books, so imagine two more books in that stack. Thankfully, we don't have to bring ALL of them to class, but we still need several...and each book weighs a ton! Especially those bottom two; they're like encyclopedias!
Hopefully, as I progress through the program, I'll still be able to cook meals at home every once in a while. I have quite a few recipes ready to post, but (if you haven't noticed) I'm posting them slowly so I don't run out, just in case!
For today's recipe, I'm going to share one that I discovered on Pinterest. This Spiced Honey Glazed Chicken is pretty easy to make, and ends up as really delicious, flavorful chicken. The sugars in the honey crisp up under the broiler, making a sweet and spicy coating for the juicy chicken.
Tony and I thoroughly enjoyed this dish, and it was a great last-minute way to cook the package of chicken legs and thighs that I had recently purchased. One of my favorite things about this dish is that it uses very few ingredients, all of which are pretty common and can probably find in your pantry. We ended up pairing this chicken with a mushroom-potato side dish, but feel free to pair it with any side of veggies or carbs...or both!
Spiced Honey Glazed Chicken
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Yield: about 4 servings (8 chicken thighs)
Recipe from Nutmeg Nanny
1 package boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 8 thighs per pkg)
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup honey
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to broil setting.
Mix spices together in a small bowl and set aside.
Mix honey and cider vinegar in another small bowl and set aside.
Un-tuck chicken thighs so they are flat. Rub chicken surface with spice mixture, lay flat onto sheet pan. When all chicken has been seasoned, put pan under broiler.
Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes on one side and flip. Cook for 5-7 more minutes on other side. Flip again, then baste the chicken with the honey mixture, making sure to completely coat chicken. Return pan to oven and let cook under the broiler for a few minutes, until the honey starts to thicken up and glaze.
Remove chicken from oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
If you do not want to use your broiler setting or have a gas oven, you can bake the chicken at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.