This is a fun recipe to keep in your pocket for a weekday meal. The chicken only has to cook for 30 minutes, and your prep time can be as short as 10 minutes. It uses ordinary ingredients and requires only simple cleanup. Plus, it's dang tasty.
I also used smoked paprika, for some added flavor. If you don't have smoked, regular would be perfectly fine.
Turn the burner on medium so the butter can get melting while you add the rest of the ingredients.
The cooling rack will keep the chicken off the flat surface of the cookie sheet, allowing all sides of the chicken to cook evenly.
I sprayed the cooling rack with PAM. Nothing worse than having your food stick!
Oh, and be sure your cooling racks are all metal, and don't have plastic coverings, or you'll end up with a smelly kitchen and an unedible dinner.
These will please even the pickiest of eaters, and is so quick you'll have time to have dessert too!
Recipe: Spicy Chicken
4 tbsp. (half a stick) of butter
1 tbsp. paprika (smoked ifyou've got it!)
1 tbsp. honey
juice from half a lemon
1 tsp. garlic powder
several pinches cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. thyme
2 lbs. chicken parts
In a small sauce pot, combine all ingredients except chicken. Melt butter and spices over medium heat until butter is completely melted. Brush or dip chicken so it is thoroughly covered with the butter and spice mixture.
Bake at 400F for 30 minutes or until cooked through.