Honey Chipotle Chicken

Honey Chipotle Chicken

Honey Chipotle Glazed Chicken

I have been trying to come up with a new competition rib glaze that will add a nice sheen and flavor to my ribs.  I tried this recipe out but it was not a right fit for my rib flavor profile.  However, it was amazing and worked great as a glaze for chicken.  I grilled up some chicken skewers and slathered this sauce all over it. It was sweet with a little heat and a nice well balanced flavor.  Needless to say, there were no leftovers.  Dana and I really enjoyed it.  It will definitely become a go to chicken recipe for me.

Honey Chipotle Chicken

The first step is to add all of the ingredients minus the water and cornstarch to a saucepan.  In a small bowl mix the water and cornstarch.  Then add the cornstarch slurry to the saucepan.

Add the ingredients to a saucepan

 

Turn the burner to medium/high and bring the sauce to a boil.  Make sure to whisk as the sauce starts to boil.  Once at a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from the stove and set aside.

Add the cornstarch slurry and whisk together

Dice up the chicken into 1 inch cubes and then skewer.  Season with salt and pepper.

Skewer the chicken

Preheat your grill to medium high heat. It still is pretty dark in VA around dinner time so I had to bring out the artificial light to get the shots.  Dana peaked her head out to get a picture of me in action.

Behind the scenes

Grill the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side.

Grill the chicken

Once the chicken is almost fully cooked, start to brush on the honey chipotle sauce.  Rotate after brushing and allow the sauce to caramelize.

Slather with the sauce and allow to caramelize

After the sauce caramelizes cook until the chicken is fully cooked at 165 degrees.

Perfect Chicken

Remove and serve.

Serve on a platter

This sauce is awesome.  I think it would be a great hot wing sauce if you add a tad bit more heat.  It would also go great with shrimp.

Honey Chipotle Chicken
A sweet and slightly spicy chicken glaze. Perfect for grilled or fried chicken. A perfect hot wing sauce.
Course: Grilling
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Rex
Ingredients
Honey Chipotle Glaze
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs chipotle in adobo finely chopped or pureed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
Grilled Chicken
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
Hardware
  • Saucepan
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Grill Sauce Brush
  • Tongs
  • Skewers
Instructions
  1. The first step is to add the sauce ingredients to the pan. Add all of the ingredients minus the water and cornstarch. In a small bowl mix the water and cornstarch. Then add the cornstarch slurry to the saucepan.
  2. Turn the burner to medium/high and bring the sauce to a boil. Make sure to whisk as the sauce starts to boil. Once at a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the stove and set aside.
  3. Dice up the chicken into 1 inch cubes. Then skewer them. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat your grill to medium high heat.
  5. Grill the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side.
  6. Once the chicken is almost fully cooked, start to brush on the honey chipotle sauce. Rotate after brushing and allow the sauce to caramelize.
  7. After the sauce caramelizes cook until the chicken is fully cooked at 165 degrees.
  8. Remove and serve.

 

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