honey chipotle glazed chicken

honey is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to sweeten foods & drinks.  tom will argue in favor of agave nectar, but honey brings along with it an incredible flavor that can’t be imitated .  pair that with the slow burn of chipotles & we have a winner, winner chicken dinner.

sorry, but that was just too easy.  

adapted from annie’s eats (serves 6)

¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon pureed canned chipotles in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chili powder
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon paprika
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied into halves

1.  preheat the grill to high.  in a small bowl, whisk the honey, pureed chipotles, mustard, 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, about 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil.  set aside.

2.  in a large bowl, or a really large zipped freezer bag, combine the rest of the chili powder with the coriander, cumin & paprika.  add the butterflied chicken breasts, the rest of the oil season with salt & pepper & toss to coat everything evenly.

3.  put the chicken on the grill & cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side.  turn & brush the honey chipotle glaze all over the cooked side.  cook on this side for 3-4 more minutes, then turn & glaze again.  cook for 1 minute.  flip.  cook for 1 minute.  flip.  this kind of candies the outside.

4.  remove from grill & brush with more glaze.  garnish as desired, sesame seeds, snipped chives & chopped cilantro all look great.  but you’d never know, since we forgot.  oops.

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One Response to honey chipotle glazed chicken

  1. Beth Anne says:

    thank you! lolz.

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