I recently received a message from a friend that she had fallen in love. When I asked for more details she sent me this:
He works in IT currently, but we are going to run an agricultural retreat/farm type of thing one day. He is very dreamy. He is so so wonderful to me. Like does my dishes and buys me flowers kind of wonderful. He rides a motorcycle with a side car. He plays the piano, acordion and cello. We sing David Bowie and old love songs together. He told me he loved me on Monday.
Don't you just love it? I read it all with a huge smile on my face. I love it so much when the people I care about find someone that blows their mind. It also made me think back to all the reasons I feel in love with my husband. In the daily goings on of life and family it is easy to forget the traits that got your heart racing. Every once in a while there is a certain half smile, that if I am paying attention, brings me back to the beginnings of our relationship.
Now onto the food! I am not really a chicken thigh person. I have an aversion to veins and weird looking bits on meat. The recipe for Spicy Honey BBQ Chicken called for thighs. I wasn't sold so I used both skinless, boneless breasts and thighs. And guess what? I actually liked the thighs better (if I didn't look too closely).
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2 lbs
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp cider vinegar
Combine spices together. Drizzle oil over chicken and toss to coat all the pieces. Then toss chicken with the spice rub to coat all sides. Grill chicken for 3-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
Warm honey in the microwave for 15-30 seconds to thin. Add the vinegar and combine well. Reserve 2 tbsp of honey glaze. Use the rest to brush on chicken in the final moments of grilling.
Remove from grill and drizzle the remaining glaze over chicken before serving. Adapted from here.
Ummmm perfect. I have made this a few times since. You can vary the spice level according to your taste. It is great for a barbeque because you can prepare everything ahead of time and store the spice rubbed chicken in the fridge until you are ready to grill. A great choice for a Canada Day get together.
Tiffany McFadden, RD