Thursday, August 21, 2008
Spicy Honey Chicken
I just bookmarked and cooked a dish somebody bookmarked! :)
As I was reading the round-up of Ruth's Bookmarked Recipes two weeks ago, I found this dish by Tina of Wycked Sweets. She, in turn, bookmarked this from Cooking Light Magazine. We (Hubby, kids and I) are spicy and sweet food lovers, well, actually, we love anything flavorful. (And healthy please!) And this spicy honeyed chicken sounds perfect for my little family.
I used chicken thigh and legs with bones. We do not have easy access to deboned chicken thigh and leg meats in local markets. We do have deboned chicken breasts available. But Hubby prefers the thigh and leg cut, which is more tender and succulent.
I did not actually measure the seasonings. I just covered the chicken pieces in each powder, marinated the chicken pieces overnight, and used the Turbo Broiler.
Because I am Asian, I used turmeric powder instead of cumin. I also added some Japanese red chilli powder with sesame seeds.
1 kilo chicken, thigh and legs cut (skin removed)
Japanese red chilli powder with sesame seeds
2 T rice vinegar
6 T honey
1. Sprinkle garlic salt, paprika, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper and red chilli pepper all over the chicken pieces until all the meat are covered.
2. Add the rice vinegar and honey. Spread to coat all the pieces evenly. Cover and marinate overnight in the refreigerator.
3. When ready to cook, take out the chicken from the refrigerator and arrange in the Turbo broiler. Brush meat with marinade before cooking. Cook for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces, brush with the remaining marinade and cook for another 5 minutes. (Not 10 minutes as I did.)
4. Serve immediately while hot and tender.
I overcooked my chicken by 5 minutes! So, it did not turn out as juicy as I wanted it to be. But it was expectedly very flavorful - spicy sweet, just the way we love it. I think marinating the chicken made this dish even more flavorful. This is a dish worth repeating, only next time, I will carefully mind the clock!
I paired this grilled chicken with a simple Mango Salsa. Just cut up some juicy ripe mangoes, tomatoes, onions and cilantro. Drizzle with some good balsamic vinegar. There you have it, a nice flavorful colorful family dinner. Thanks to Bookmarked Recipes.
This dish is submitted to Bookmarked Recipes, a food event created by Ruth of Ruth's Kitchen Experiments, where anyone from anywhere can blog about a recipe they had bookmarked from a cook book, food magazine, food blog, food website, from TV etc, make it and submit it to a weekly roundup. To see last week's array of recipes, please click here.