The summer I turned 21, I used to go to a bar after work with my buddies and eat chicken wings ‘til I was ready to puke. One of my favorite flavors was this hot honey sauce with red pepper flakes in it. I make a similar sauce for skewers, using pineapple and just a little honey to bring the same sweetness. It’s a fresh take on fried wings, which goes great with rice.
– 1 tbsp (15 g) unsalted butter.
– 1 tbsp (21 ml) honey.
– 1 tsp (2 g) red pepper flakes.
– ½ cup (120 ml) water.
– 1 (8-oz [230-g]) boneless chicken breast half.
– 1 red bell pepper.
– ½ white onion.
– 1 tsp (5 g) salt.
– 8 chunks canned pineapple.
Step 2: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and add the honey. Stir in the red pepper flakes and add the water. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often so the mix doesn’t burn as it cooks down to a syrup. Cut the chicken breast into 8 equal chunks. Cut the sides off the red pepperand cut them into 8 pieces also. Cut the onion into 8 chunks, each with 3 to 4 layers of onion.
Step 3: When your sauce is ready, salt the chicken and put it in the sauce, along with the peppers. Make sure they’re completely coated, and then pull them out. Thread a skewer with 1 piece each of the chicken, pepper, pineapple and onion, in any order you like. Repeat 3 more times, so the skewer has 4 pieces of each ingredient. Do the same thing with the second skewer.
Step 4: Put the skewers on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, and put them in the oven. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, turning them halfway through. Cut into a couple of chicken pieces to make sure they’re fully cooked and grub!