Honey Brushed Spicy Chicken Thighs


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 273.2
  • Total Fat: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 114.5 mg
  • Sodium: 716.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 27.8 g

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Submitted by: RACH13180


Great change from the normal chicken...even goes great on a salad the next day! Great change from the normal chicken...even goes great on a salad the next day!
Number of Servings: 4


    2 teaspoons garlic powder
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
    8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
    Cooking spray
    6 tablespoons honey
    2 teaspoons cider vinegar


Combine all spices in a bowl. Mix well, then add chicken thighs to the bowl and make sure they all are coated evenly with the spice mixture. Coat broiler pan with cooking spray and place chicken on pan. Broil for 5 minutes on each side. While the chicken is broiling, mix the honey and cider vinegar. After the chicken is done cooking, brush the mixture (make sure to only use 1/2) on the chicken and broil for another minute. Repeat this on the other side. Serving size is 2 thighs. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RACH13180.


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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. I cut the ground red pepper in half and the heat was perfect. I've got the recipe saved to make again. - 3/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cheated and used a packet of taco seasoning, added more garlic, ground red pepper, black pepper, and Wowee!!! Awesome spicy taste. Definitely will be in the dinner rotation!! - 2/2/12

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Ok, I'm making this chicken as we speak and after the 12 minute total cooking time, it is nowhere near done. Anyone else have this problem? - 8/15/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Honey brushed spicey chicken thighs were dangerously delicious. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except I was out of cumin, and I substituted coriander. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is a winner! - 3/25/09

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  • Another winner! Thanks. Brown rice & Beans accompanied this. Very satisfying
    - 3/28/15

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  • Omg!!!! So good!!! - 1/11/15

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  • Will definitely make this again. We added a bit of red pepper because we like spicy and it was great. Next time we'll add a little more vinegar because the honey from my family farm is particularly sweet and needs a bit more balance. Really good recipe! - 3/19/14

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  • This is one of the best chicken recipes I've found on this site! Love how easy it is to make, and the combination of spicy & sweet is DELICIOUS. I can't handle too much spice, so I used less of some of the spices and it still tasted great. Could probably substitute taco seasoning for a milder taste. - 3/5/14

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  • It was very good. I baked the chicken part of the time and broiled it after, which seemed to get it more completely done without burning. - 1/9/14

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  • This was so yummy! New family favorite. - 1/28/13

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  • I enjoyed this a lot. With the chicken being bones I layed it out flat. I was concerned that 12 minutes total time would be to much. I cooked it 2.5 minutes on high broil on each side and then a minute each after they glaze. It was perfectly cooked - 9/1/12

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  • I made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious! The only things I did differently were: I dusted the meat with the seasoning and I used red pepper flakes (because I didn't have any ground red pepper). I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe. - 7/7/12

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  • Very good tasty chicken, as said before even better the next day on a salad :) a keeper! - 4/26/12

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  • I made these tonight exactly as stated along with some roasted asparagus. They were delicious! I will make this again, they fit in with Weight Watchers perfectly. - 4/23/12

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  • We like this a lot and it is so easy. Seems like more honey than necessary though--I never use it all. - 4/19/12

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  • Will be trying this tonight! - 3/20/12

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  • Just made this for the first time and this is awesome! I put spices in a zip lock bag and coated the thighs, then put alittle canola oil in the bag and mixed it up for the grill. Put the honey mixture Everytime I flipped them. You will love this guaranteed!! Wow - 2/6/12

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  • One of our favorite recipes! - 1/28/12

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  • I had the same problem as "SaxBabe"...put them in for the alotted time plus a few more minutes & they weren't even close to done. Not sure if it's b/c I used bone-in thighs instead of boneless, but either way, just know it may take at least 2x longer. Also, subst'd red wine vinegar & came out fine. - 1/23/12

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  • This recipe was a hit, my family loved it. - 1/17/12

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  • So delicious~! - 12/13/11

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  • didn't have any red pepper and it was still great....love it! - 8/15/11

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    I did cut the amount of the peppers in half, we aren't into that much spice, but loved it. - 8/12/11

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  • Loved it. Didn't (nor would I) change a thing. - 7/31/11

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  • Amazing I love it. Once a week at least. - 7/18/11

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