Spicy Grilled Tangy Honey Chicken

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"A very easy recipe for grilled chicken, that has tons of flavor. Simply 'rub up' the chicken, and let it marinate all day. Then, grill and finish with the honey glaze. Now, to make this a bit "lighter," I use boneless skinless thighs and drumsticks; but, use your favorite cuts. This recipe is also delicious with wing drummettes. I usually count on 2 pieces per person (sometimes 3); so, this makes enough for 6-8 people. Perfect for a BBQ cookout. Honestly, this dish goes with just about anything. Since we are grilling; how about, grilled squash, a grilled cabbage or slaw; or, grilled sweet potato planks. No pots and pans too. Prep time includes time for the chicken to marinate."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (425.1 g)
  • Calories 788.1
  • Total Fat - 30.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 486 mg
  • Sodium - 1152.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 35.2 g
  • Protein - 87.5 g
  • Calcium - 59 mg
  • Iron - 5.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Dry Rub ... Add everything to a small bowl and mix. Season the chicken on all sides; and make sure to 'rub' the spices in. Then, I love to use a ziploc bag; but, you can also use a glass bowl or pan. Seal the bag, or cover the bowl; and, refrigerate all day; or, at least 4-8 hours.

Step 2

Ready to Grill ... I always prefer an outside grill; but, you can also use an inside grill pan. Oil your grill well; then, grill the chicken on medium high heat to get a nice char on each side. It will take about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on the size of the thighs and legs. Move to indirect heat to finish cooking.

Step 3

Now, it is time to glaze the chicken. Brush the top and flip; cook a couple of minutes. Repeat; then, flip once last time and glaze the chicken once again. Done! The internal temp should be between 160 and 165; it, will continue to cook after it is removed from the heat. Make sure to cover the chicken, and let it rest before serving.

Step 4

Plate, Serve, and ENJOY! ... Plate the chicken, drizzle over any remaining glaze over the chicken; and, garnish with the scallions. So, since you are on the grill; why not keep the sides on the grill. How about, squash, a wedge of cabbage or slaw; and, sweet potato planks. A great meal, full of flavor; but, still a bit lighter and healthier.


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