Spicy Honey Chicken!


We have been on a spicy kick this week, hot damn. First the egg boats I made, except I added steak that I tossed with chili pepper flakes. Then last night’s spicy chicken salad, and now tonight. I made two different chickens because one roomie was scared of the spice on the initial one. I will say that this came out way better, and didn’t scare said roomie off, so success? The recipe was ganked from: here. Edits were minimal (mostly adding MORE PEPPER) so all credit goes to them, because goddamn, delicious.


  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili pepper powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard

  • 1 teaspoon ground white peppercorns

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 4 chicken breasts

  • Cooking spray

  • 6 tablespoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic or white vinegar (I used half and half, because I didn’t have much of either.)


  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Slice chicken breasts into 1” strips, length does not matter, only how thick.

  3. All the dry ingredients get mixed together fully. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil chicken 4-5 minutes and flip, then 3-4 minutes depending on how big the chicken is.

  4. Add the honey-vinegar mix AFTER taking out of the oven.

I only say number 4 because uh, I added it after broiling and putting it back in and I promptly ended up with a smoky oven from the mixture broiling. Honestly, I think it worked better how it was, anyway, with it as a dipping sauce.

The biggest thing I would change, I think, is I think I want to try pineapple juice instead of vinegar. I feel like that’d taste pretty rad. 




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