Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

I have intended to make this recipe about two dozen times, and something always seemed to deter me.  The biggest thing was not having a broiler pan, so I finally broke down and bought one (20% Bed Bath & Beyond coupon!).

This recipe is from Cooking Light, September 2010.

I did not alter the recipe in any way.

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Cooking Spray
6 tblsp honey
2 tsp cider vinegar

Preheat Broiler

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.  Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat.  Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.  Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.

Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well.  Remove chicken from oven; brush 1/4 cup honey mixture on chicken.  Broil 1 minute.  Remove chicken from oven and turn over.  Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture.  Broil 1 additional minute or until chicken is done.

 Husband isn’t normally a fan of chicken thighs, but he really liked this dish.  I loved the speed in which this can be prepared (everything was ready in approx half and hour), and I loved the spicy sweetness of the chicken.

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2 thoughts on “Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

  1. Made this last night for dinner. Super yummy and easy! I kept thinking of ways to alter the recipe if you didn’t have some of the ingredients. Like maybe a little brown sugar in the dry rub? Or lemon juice in place of cider vinegar? I also find out that Foster Farms no longer offers boneless-skinless chicken thighs so if you used breasts instead, I’m assuming you would need to shorten the broiling time since breast meat is typically less fatty than thigh meat. But very good! Kevin snuck back in later to raid the leftovers so he gave it the thumbs up too!!!

    • I’m so glad you guys liked this! Fred and I loved it. Do you think the brown sugar along with the honey would make this too sweet? But lemon juice in place of the vinegar should work. Look for the boneless-skinless chicken thighs at Trader Joes.

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