In this article we shall present you an amazing recipe for a prepared chicken. We are talking about the preparation of a savoury caramelized chicken coated with garlic, honey and lime sauce. This recipe for chicken will offer an incredible pleasure for your delicate taste buds.
You may wonder what is so special for this recipe as caramelized chicken with honey is a classic. However, this recipe differs from the standard one because it is prepared with a delicious sweet sauce, which is spicy and tart, and its taste is so unique that you will forget the old way of preparation of this chicken dish. Moreover, this recipe is dietary and light, very beneficial for your body and health.
The used chicken thighs are free of skin and bones. The sauce is incredible containing garlic that boosts its taste, then honey offers the sweetness, lime for the tangy flavor and for its spiciness is used Sriracha.
In order to obtain all the benefits from this meal, use free farm chicken fed on seeds and for sure avoid the chicken meat that was fed on GMO.
The meat will offer the needed proteins for the body, and the ingredients that are used in the sauce and in the seasoning will offer as well as plenty of health benefits.
Garlic has in its content antioxidants like flavonoids and tocopherols, and also sulfur compounds that protect the cells of the body from the damaging effects of the free radicals. Likewise, it contains saponins that lower the risk of a cardiovascular disease.
On the other hand, honey shows antibacterial properties as a result of the content of phytochemicals. Plus, it is high in antioxidants and due to the presence of flavonoids; honey can protect your body from certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
Lime is a citrus fruit just like the lemon, but it is more acidic and fragrant. Nonetheless, it is packed with fiber, vitamin C, iron, and copper. It also contains antioxidants like flavonoids and limonoids which impede the further development of cancer cells, decrease the risk of a cardiovascular disease and enhance the immune system.
The seasoning is done with the Sriracha spice which is a blend of hot pepper, tamarind, molasses and other ingredients. These substances show a wide range of health benefits due to their anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, and antiseptic properties.
A Delicious Recipe of Chicken Legs
The used ingredients are for 4 servings.
Preparation time: 15 minutes.
Cooking time: 30 minutes.
The preparation is easy, but make sure to use a large frying pan to cook the chicken in order to avoid burning the sauce that caramelizes.
8 chicken legs, boneless and skinless
4 organic garlic cloves, nicely chopped
A quarter cup of organic honey
Squeezed juice of one organic lime
Half a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons of Sriracha seasoning, or a mix of your favorite seasoning
A pinch of salt
Half a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
A quarter teaspoon of chili powder (optional use)
Garnish it with chopped fresh parsley and lime wedges
Method of Preparation:
Take a bowl, and prepare the garlic sauce: mix the garlic, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Next, take the chicken legs and sprinkle them with Sriracha seasoning on both sides.
In a non-stackable pan pour the olive oil, and then place it on medium heat. Once it is heated add the chicken legs, and brown them for 4 to 5 minutes per side.
Put the heat on low, and then add the garlic sauce previously prepared. Leave the chicken to cook in the sauce, but make sure to turn it occasionally for 7 to 10 minutes till it is completely cooked. You will know that it is cooked when the sauce becomes thick and caramelized.
In the end if you want you can sprinkle the chicken with chili and parsley, and after that garnish it with lime slices.
This meal can be served with pasta or rice, but if you are a fan of the veggies you can as well as add a garnish of broccoli or steamed beans.