Jan. 11, 2023 | CHH Foundation
by Bradley Burck

Healthy Recipe: Firecracker Fiery Chicken

Huntington's Kitchen

Healthy Eating

Add some real fiery chicken flavor…

Everyone loves Fourth of July fireworks, so why not fiery chicken?

This recipe is not only good, it’s simple.

You’ll be oven-cooking chicken in 10-minute increments before and after adding onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. But the real kick comes from what I call “firecracker 2.0.”

You start with a half cup of hot sauce and a half cup of brown sugar. Pause to taste; if the result is too spicy, add some more sugar. You’ll add to this sauce with a tablespoon of butter and a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, then two chopped-up cloves of garlic. Then slather the whole mixture over the chicken and heat it again.

Mix it up.

For those who haven’t done much cooking, cornbread may sound like a mystery. But it’s not. Some flour, cornmeal, a half cup of sugar, an egg and a teaspoon of salt get all mixed up. Then add some buttermilk, a third of a cup of vegetable oil, and a can of creamed corn. This gets mixed up and poured into a greased baking pan.

The final ingredient is coleslaw. Sure, you could buy a pre-packaged container at the grocery store, but we’re creating real food here.

For fresh, tasty slaw: chop a head of green cabbage into slices and do the same with a purple one. Cut up some apple and add a bit of shredded carrot.

The sauce comes from a half cup of mayonnaise and a half cup of plain Greek yogurt.

Blend everything together and … mmmm! That’s the abbreviated version…

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