Wowzers, after seeing this recipe, I would never prepare chicken any other way again!

 


Ingredients:


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Salt and black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup honey

4 tablespoons hot sauce (adjust according to heat preference)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon chili powder (optional, for added heat)

Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Directions:


Start by preheating your oven to 375°F. Line a baking dish with foil for a hassle-free cleanup.

Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper, then place them in the baking dish.

In a bowl, combine honey, hot sauce, garlic, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, paprika, and chili powder (if using) into a harmonious mix.

Evenly coat the chicken with the honey mixture, ensuring each piece is well-covered.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the juices run clear. For precision, the internal temperature should reach 165°F.

Switch the oven to broil for 2-3 minutes to crisp the chicken's top lightly. Keep a close watch to prevent burning.

Let the chicken rest briefly after baking, allowing the flavors to meld.

Garnish with fresh parsley before serving to add a touch of color and freshness.

Variations & Tips:


To accommodate picky eaters, prepare a milder version for the little ones by omitting the hot sauce and adding extra honey and garlic powder.

Chicken thighs can be used in place of breasts for those who prefer darker meat.

Tailor the heat level to your family's preference by adjusting the amount of hot sauce.

Transform this recipe into a glaze for wings, perfect for game days or casual get-togethers.

Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the oven for a quick, flavorful meal.