I am in extreme denial. Summer is coming to an end and I am holding on fiercely. I don’t feel like I have had enough pool days, enough cookouts, or read enough books! While I am excited for my favorite season, Fall, I feel like I need to celebrate the waining days of Summer with something special.
It hit me recently that I bought a spicy honey at the Farmer’s Market earlier this Summer and I have yet to experiment with it. I make a spicy honey chicken, a riff on an asian food classic, on my meal prep menu but what else can I do!? Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Strips.
These strips of sweet, savory, and spicy will satisfy all your flavor cravings. I took one bite and couldn’t wait to eat the rest. The flavors shine individually as the bite develops. A strong mustard flavor with a hint of sweet and spicy from the honey. One flavor not completely overwhelming the others but marrying together perfectly.
To get the perfect consistency in my sauce I used a bit of avocado mayo. This not only aids the creaminess of the sauce but it also continues the well rounded flavors. I paired this chicken with a broccoli salad that was half from a bag and half left overs from my fridge. It is always fun to add your own spin to store bought mixes. It makes you feel like you are creating something new without actually taking the time to re-invent the wheel.
I can’t wait for you all to try this recipe. Maybe it will make its way into your weekly menu rotation as it has mine. Have a fabulous weekend and look out for next weeks Charleston/Seabrook Island breakdown blog post!!