Sticky chicken recipes are so inviting when I see them on Pinterest. I decided to use ingredients that I had on hand to create this recipe for Hot & Sticky Chicken. You can use chicken thighs, chicken legs, or in my case both. It is the sweet ingredient married with the acidic and hot ingredients that make for a terrific sticky chicken recipe.
This recipe came together rather quickly, and the chicken cooked in an hour. When I have plenty of time to plan on my menu for the month, marinating is a great flavor enhancer---but sometimes, my plans change, and I need to get a meal on the table quick. This recipe is not only easy and quick, but sticky delicious. Have plenty of napkins handy. You will be wiping all those wonderful juices running down from you mouth!
Hot & Sticky Chicken
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8-10 chicken pieces (thigh, legs, or leg quarters)
Preheat oven 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix together the first six ingredients with a wire whisk, making sure all ingredients are blended well; set aside. Place chicken pieces on a sheet pan separated and not touching. Whisk the marinate ingredients one more time and pour over chicken pieces making sure each one is coated. Bake for 45-55 minutes basting with the marinate in the pan every 20 minutes.
Note: All marinate ingredients can be adjusted to your taste.