Spicy Honey Chicken

Today’s recipe is actually one I made several months ago that I forgot about.

It is another amazing recipe that uses chicken thighs.  If you haven’t cooked much with chicken thighs you really need to give them a try.  They are so moist! A few other great chicken thigh recipes are Sticky Coconut Chicken and Asian BBQ Chicken.  Not only is thigh meat nice and moist it is also inexpensive!

This recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogs – Our Best Bites.  The spicy part of the recipe is moderate and you can raise or lower the heat by adjusting the amount of spices used.

It’s a quick and easy dinner and great when served with lime cilantro rice 

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Spicy Honey Chicken
  • 2 t Garlic Powder
  • 2 t Chili Powder
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1 t Ground Cumin
  • 1 t paprika
  • ¼-1/2 t Cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 6 T Honey
  • 2 t Cider Vinegar
  1. Combine first 6 ingredients (all the spices) in bowl and mix well.
  2. Use kitchen shears (or a pair of clean scissors) to trim off any excess fat from the chicken pieces.
  3. Toss chicken with spice rub to coat all sides well.
  4. Brush grill surface lightly with oil.
  5. Grill chicken a few minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  6. Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well until combined.
  7. Brush mixture on chicken (both sides) in the final moments of grilling.
  8. Now because the glaze is sugar-based, you’ll want to turn the heat down so it doesn’t burn, but let it cook for a few minutes to caramelize.
  9. You can also cook this under the broiler if you don't have a BBQ or the weather is bad.
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    These look wonderful! I have never used chicken thighs before, but I think I am going to have to give them a try. Now I just have to decide which to make first. . . these, or your Sticky Coconut Chicken. Such tough choices!

  2. Tamara says

    Yum! Yum! Recently my daughter Michelle treated me to a chicken thigh dish. . . . . .Wow. I couldn’t believe all I’ve been missing by sticking to chicken breasts. . . .tender, tasty, and YUM! This looks terrific!

  3. KaitlynK says

    This sounds yummy! We loved your Asian BBQ Chicken recipe, so I am sure this one will be a hit too. Thanks for all of the great recipes! 😀

  4. Stephanie says

    Hi – I just wandered upon your blog from somewhere. I made this for dinner tonight and it was so good! Thanks!

  5. says

    I’ve been eyeing this recipe for months and just finally got around to making it! Next time I think I’ll up the cayenne a little bit, but it was DELICIOUS! My husband and I both loved it.

  6. Geetika says

    I loved this recipe. It was great. Just one question. The chicken became very dry. I would love to have it a bit more juicy, like the one in your picture :) what should I do? Will adding a little oil along with marination help?

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