Monday, May 18, 2009

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

Sometimes things work out beautifully. Take for example this quick, easy and supremely delicious recipe for chicken thighs. Beautiful. Spicy. Quick. Perfect.

Sometimes things do not work out perfectly. Like, say sitting behind a woman at the opera who's hair was eerily reminiscent of the Weight Watcher muppet for Hungry.
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Things didn't work out so well for Carmen and Don Jose either.

Or say, that I just got clearance to work out because the whole Wilma situation was a year old last month. That worked out beautifully. That I then managed to break my fibular sesamoid bone in my foot is not so beautiful. And it's a nice hearty break. Hello crutches. We'll be spending a lot of time together for the next 3 weeks. grrrr.

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

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

Preheat broiler.

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.
Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven; brush 1/4 cup honey mixture on chicken. Broil 1 minute. Remove chicken from oven and turn over. Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture. Broil 1 additional minute or until chicken is done.


Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

That sounds wooooonderful. The recipe, that is. Not the broken foot-bone. That sounds awful. :(

Sara said...

yummy! I wonder how that would work out with chicken breasts instead... and on the grill instead of in the oven (less clean up!). Might give this a try tonight.

Also, I love that silly little hungry doll. He's definitely the cutest thing Weight Watchers has come up with.

BumbleVee said...

oh, nooo...I wish you luck with your foot. I broke a few bones in mine two years ago... ...

the cheap chick said...

Ouch! I'm sorry! I'm sending bone-healing thoughts from the Midwest your way :)

Zylo said...

I think maybe you were destined for a wheelchair or something. Hopefully though, you'll heal quickly and do enough running for the both of us.

Deborah said...

Oh goodness - not crutches!! But the chicken sure does look good!