Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Chicken Legend

This recipe is a bit of a legend. I frequent a website called All the ladies on the What's Cooking board rave about these chicken thighs. My Memere, bless her heart, can't pronounce t-h's, so she would call these "Chicken Ties".

Trust the cooking time in this recipe. It doesn't seem long enough to cook the chicken meat, but it really well. You will result in juicy, flavorful chicken. The recipe is from Cooking Light, so you don't have to feel guilty about eating them.

These are a favorite in our house, and with some couscous and green beans, they make a very quick and easy meal.

Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs
from Cooking Light

2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
6 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar

1. Preheat broiler

2. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add the chicken to bowl and toss to coat. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.

3. Combine the honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven; brush 1/4 cup honey mixture on the chicken. Broil 1 minute. Remove chicken from oven and turn over. Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture. Broil 1 minute or until chicken is done.