Thursday, June 16, 2011

Perfect 4th of July fun..

Cassie made dinner the other night to take to her boyfriend and made enough for the whole family, it was from the Best Bites cookbook (best cookbook ever) and it turned out soooo good.. I want to try the salad version also..Thanks Cassie, we loved it..Trying to get her to let me take her picture was like pulling teeth..and that's hard to do, if you've pulled teeth before you know!!
Spicy Honey Chicken
 Recipe by Our Best Bites

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2lbs (Yes, Thighs!!)
everyone is always asking me if they can use breasts for this. Sure you can, but I’m tellin’
ya right now it’s better with thighs.
2 t vegetable oil

2 t granulated garlic
2 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t coriander
1 t kosher salt
1 t cumin
1/2 t chipotle chili powder
1/2 C Honey
1T Cider Vinegar
Combine the rub spices in bowl and mix well.

Use kitchen shears (or a pair of clean scissors) to trim off any excess fat from the chicken pieces. Pat dry. Drizzle oil over chicken and rub in with your hands to lightly coat all the pieces. Then toss chicken with the spice rub to coat all sides well. Use your hands and get in there! Grill chicken for 3-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
While chicken is cooking, warm honey in the microwave so it’s not so thick. Add the vinegar and combine well. Reserve 2T honey glaze for later. Take the rest and brush on chicken (both sides) in the final moments of grilling.
I’m gonna warn you that this can make a hot mess, literally. It’s sugar, and it’s gonna drip. But the smelly smoke is worth it for a minute or two. Just leave your grill on for a few minutes after the chicken is done to burn off any excess glaze. It’s totally worth it once you taste this stuff.
If you don’t have a bbq, try it on an indoor grill pan or use your broiler. Just be sure to open a window in case you burn your glaze!

Remember how I had you reserve that extra couple tablespoons of glaze? Ya, drizzle that on top now. Your taste buds will thank you.

And my favorite way to eat Spicy Honey Chicken? THIS salad!

I love this cute..perfect for a hostess gift or for a special  father..and the sippy cups below are too cute too, makes me want to do a 4th of July Party..Here is directions from this fun site..

Martha did it again...go to her site for super fun the ice cream..Here is lots of fun clipart  make sure you check out her other crafts..