Easy Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken Breasts Recipe from Sweet Basil

This sweet and spicy chicken recipe tastes like a gourmet recipe, but can be done in the same amount of time of preparing Hamburger Helper. You can use farm fresh products for most of the ingredient list.

ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • small onion, finely chopped
  • clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 4 pounds)
  • Salt
  • pineapple peeled, cored and cut into 8 thick rings
directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until translucent and beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the honey, hot pepper sauce and chili powder and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon juice and set aside.
  2. Preheat a grill or large grill pan to medium-high. Rub the chicken with the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt. Grill until well marked, about 7 minutes. Flip and cook until the bottoms are well marked and the chicken is cooked through, another 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and brush with the reserved honey glaze. Cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, grill the pineapple until well marked on one side, about 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve with the chicken.

Enjoy! 

We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. We are a local producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193).  We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Special thanks to Rachel Ray for the fabulous recipe, as well as contributions from J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia in preparation of testing this recipe.

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