Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken

It was a dark and stormy night…

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Ok ok, it’s actually a dark and stormy morning.  It’s kind of odd actually.  The weather has been cooling off (hoodie weather!!), and then today the forecast calls for a high of 85 and potential storms.  Potential storms meaning rain, loud thunder, and lightning.  If only I was home, curled up on the couch with a mug of soup…

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Please don’t be fooled by the burnt-looking chicken in this blog post.  I made spicy honey glazed chicken by Nutmeg Nanny, and her recipe called to use the broiler, but my husband and I decided we wanted to grill it.  The spice rub caused the burnt-look, but I promise, it’s not actually burnt, and it is truly quite delicious.  I love the mix of the dry spice rub and later adding the honey glaze.  Such a burst of flavours!  I kept this dinner simple (and healthy!) and just paired it with corn.

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Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken

serves 2

Ingredients:
-2 chicken breasts (the original recipe called for thighs, so you can obviously use those also)
-a few grinds of fresh sea salt
-a few grinds of fresh cracked pepper
-1/2tsp red pepper flakes
-1/2tsp chili powder
-1tsp paprika
-1tsp garlic powder
-1/4cu honey
-1tbsp apple cider vinegar

Directions:
-Mix spices together and set aside, then mix honey and cider vinegar and set aside.
-Cover chicken breasts with seasoning, pressing into the chicken so that it sticks as well as possible.
-Grill for about 5 minutes per side, then baste with the honey glaze (be careful, as the hot coals might spark a bit if the glaze drips).
-Let cook for an additional 1-2 minutes so that the glaze can set in.
-Let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
(keep in mind that the original recipe calls for using the broiler – click the link above to check those directions, if you’re not a fan of grilling).

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