Sweet & Spicy Chicken


Posted: April 15

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Summertime barbeques just got a new touch of heat! Sweet & Spicy Chicken brushes down the charred savory chicken with a luscious and spicy glaze that will get you fired up! The sriracha in the glaze means that Sweet & Spicy Chicken has just the right amount of spice and flavor without overwhelming the taste of the chicken! Serve over rice, with a side salad, grilled veggies- your options are endless!


Ingredients

• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves • 4 tablespoons honey • 6 tablespoons sriracha • 1 tablespoon lime juice • 2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on • 2-3 green onions, optional, for garnish • sesame seeds, optional, for garnish

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a small saucepan on the stove-top.

Step 3

Add the ginger and garlic, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the paprika, ground cloves, honey, sriracha, and lime juice, stirring until fully combined.

Step 5

Allow the mixture to simmer for 4-5 minutes.

Step 6

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.

Step 7

Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 8

Prepare the grill grates by spraying with cooking spray.

Step 9

Add the chicken to the grill, skin side down.

Step 10

Grill for about 4-5 minutes per side.

Step 11

Continue cooking and flipping until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 12

During the final 5 minutes of grilling, brush the chicken on both sides with the prepared glaze. Serve immediately.


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