Broiled Spicy Chicken
This recipe from Lauralee Olson of Duvall, Washington features wings and legs. "It’s a spicy one," notes Lauralee. "Be sure to have cool beverages on hand; you'll need them."
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/3 cup chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons chopped mild banana pepper
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
- 2 chicken legs (5-1/2 ounces each)
- 2 chicken wings (3-1/2 ounces each)
- Ranch salad dressing, optional
- In a small saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the chili sauce, banana pepper, water, brown sugar, pepper sauce, pepper flakes, cayenne and Liquid Smoke if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
- Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Spoon some of the sauce over chicken. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 12-15 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting frequently with remaining sauce. Serve with ranch dressing if desired.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 425 calories, 25g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.
Originally published as Wings of Spice in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007
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