Sweet, Spicy (optional) and Tangy Honey Dijon Glazed Chicken is quick and easy and packed with flavor! The chicken thighs are rubbed in spices, cooked under the broiler for 12 minutes and glazed with the most incredible sauce!
It is practically Spring, which means its practically summer, which means its almost time to get out the grill! Isn’t it crazy how time flies! Pretty soon I am going to be swapping all my slow cooker and soup recipes for grills, marinades and salads. In the meantime, however, I want to share my new favorite method of preparing chicken when it has a spice rub and a glaze but its too cold to grill, don’t have a grill, or you simply want to cook indoors.
I discovered this method from Cooking Light and I cannot believe how easy it is. It might be old news to a lot of you, but it is old news worth getting giddy over. You simply rub chicken thighs with olive oil combined with your favorite spice rub and broil for 6 minutes on each side – that’s it! You can glaze the chicken with whatever you like half way through cooking and/or at the end of cooking. Dinner was never so easy. Giddy, no?
Now just a word about this cooking method – it is important that you use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. Not only are chicken thighs more flavorful, but most importantly, they will remain tender and juicy after cooking at such a a high temperature whereas chicken breasts will dry out. You will want to trim your chicken thighs of excess fat before smothering in the rub. I like to use my kitchen shears to make this super quick.
To make this scrumdidilouso Honey Dijon Glazed Chicken, combine olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, regular paprika and smoked paprika and chipotle powder in a bowl then rub it all over your chicken. If you don’t like spice at all, you can can completely omit the chipotle chili powder but I don’t find 1/2 teaspoon very spicy and would still consider it family friendly. If you love spicy, you can increase the chipotle chili powder to 1 teaspoon.
Broil chicken for 6 minutes per side, then brush with your Honey Dijon Sauce and broil for 1-2 more minute or until nicely browned.
That’s it for easy peasy and so delish Honey Dijon Glazed Chicken! The chicken alone is tender, juicy and packed with flavor. The Honey Dijon Sauce is sweet and tangy and intoxicating delicious. Together, they will blow your mind. The Honey Dijon Sauce is a simple whisking of honey, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar and a splash of lemon juice. It is sweet with a punch of acidity to balance out the honey and perfectly compliments the bold rub spices.
Lastly, spoon the remaining Honey Dijon Glaze over the cooked chicken…
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