Presenter:  Kelly


It’s been WAY too long since I’ve been on here sharing with everyone.  This blog is one of the creative outlets in my life, and of late, life has been way too busy for creativity!  With the end of the fiscal year crunch, my day job has been creeping into my nights…weekends…dreams!  But a girl does have to eat! 

A few weeks ago, these Sweet Heat Grilled Chicken hit the dinner table.  I’ve been making them for years with variations in spices, but this time, I finally measured and wrote down some ingredients.  The honey glaze adds a tangy sweetness that compliments the spicy. 


  • Grill
  • 2 plates:  one for prep and a clean one for plating
  • Silicone brush
  • Grill spatula, Steeler style optional
  • 2 small bowls:  one for the rub and one for the glaze


  • 1 lb. chicken tenderloins or breasts
  • Wet rub:
    • 1 T. chili powder
    • 1 T. smoked paprika
    • 1 T. apple cider vinegar
    • 1 t. garlic powder
    • 1/2 t. cumin
    • 1/2 t. black pepper
    • 1/2 t. salt
  • Honey glaze:
    • 2 T. honey
    • 1 t. apple cider vinegar

Operating Procedures:

In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients of the spice rub.  Cut the fat off the chicken and lightly coat with the rub and lay on a plate.  If you can, let them sit for about an hour, but not necessary if time doesn’t allow!  While they sit, in a small bowl, mix together the vinegar and honey to make the glaze. 


Add the chicken to a hot grill.  When halfway cooked, flip the chicken.  Coat the cooked side with a layer of the honey glaze.  Once fully cooked, remove from the grill, and place on a plate, glazed side down.  Brush the remaining glaze over the top of the chicken so that it is fully coated with goodness. 


Closing Remarks:

With all the rub, these can be a little spicy.  If you prefer a milder dish, go easy on the chili powder, or add less rub to the chicken.



Sweet Heat Grilled Chicken
Sweet and spicy grilled chicken
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  1. 1 lb. chicken tenderloins or breasts
Wet rub
  1. 1 T. chili powder
  2. 1 T. smoked paprika
  3. 1 T. apple cider vinegar
  4. 1 t. garlic powder
  5. 1/2 t. cumin
  6. 1/2 t. black pepper
  7. 1/2 t. salt
Honey glaze
  1. 2 T. honey
  2. 1 t. apple cider vinegar
  1. In a small bowl, mix the ingredients of the wet rub. In a separate bowl, mix the ingredients of the honey glaze.
  2. Coat the chicken with the wet rub and let sit for an hour, if possible.
  3. Add chicken to a hot grill and flip halfway through cooking. When halfway cooked, brush the honey glaze onto the cooked side of the chicken.
  4. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove from the grill, and add remaining glaze to the unglazed side of the chicken.
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