Friday, May 21

Spicy Honey Chicken Thighs

This delicious chicken thigh dish is juiced with bold flavors and a hint of spice. The spice rub serves as a crust for the chicken which is broiled in the oven until a deep golden brown....and it doesn't stop there! The chicken is then brushed with a honey glaze which adds a layer of sweetness. This was such a delicious and easy dinner. I served it with roasted brussel sprouts and homemade garlic bread. And don't worry if you don't have all the spices. Any combination of spices will work, so be creative!

Spicy-Honey Chicken Thighs

2 tsp garlic powder (I ran out so I added some ground ginger instead)
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne red pepper
8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
6 tbs honey
2 tsp apple-cider vinegar

1 Preheat broiler (I used my toaster oven because the chicken pieces were pretty small)
2 Mix the spices in a shallow bowl and press the chicken pieces onto the spices until covered, both sides. Continue with rest of chicken.
3 Broil the chicken under the broiler for 5 minutes on each side.
4 While the chicken is cooking, prepare the honey glaze by combining the honey and cider-vinegar in a small bowl.
5 Brush the chicken with the honey glaze and broil for an additional 1 minute, repeat with other side.


Joanne said...

Chicken thighs are my absolute favorite form of poultry and I'm always looking for new ways to cook them. How delicious!

Matt SF said...

Excellent choice by going with chicken thighs... way more flavor than the Plain Jane tenderloin.

Will have to give your spice mix a try this week.

Stacey Snacks said...

Great minds think alike, because I posted this same recipe on my site last Wed., I thought they were terrific!

Erin said...

I'm with everyone else... chicken thighs are the best! The spicy/sweet combo in this recipe sounds wonderful.