Honey Brushed Spicy Chicken Thighs

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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Introduction

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

Ingredients

    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

Directions

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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 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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  • Incredible!
    I reduced the garlic by half as I don't like garlic that much. Cooks quickly, watch it! - 12/14/18

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  • Incredible!
    This came out really good . I Baked it the night before then put it in the crock pot for the day on high. It came out good. Put chicken both over the top. - 10/1/18

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  • Very Good
    - 4/14/18

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  • Incredible!
    Awesome, I didn't have cider Vinegar so I used rice vineger which has a more mild taste. I also didn't use cumin. Fast easy dinner and is a regular at the house. - 1/31/17

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  • Incredible!
    We Loved it. I had Rice pilaf and green beans. Went great with the spices on the chicken. - 4/11/16

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  • Incredible!
    Really great. - 1/28/16

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

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  • Incredible!
    Omg!!!! So good!!! - 1/11/15

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

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

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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    This recipe was a hit, my family loved it. - 1/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    So delicious~! - 12/13/11

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

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  • Very Good
    MMMMMMMM
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    4.5 stars for this. Very good, very easy, and liked by everyone. Rather than putting the spices in a bowl I put them on a plate and dusted the chicken pieces. - 6/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious! Will definitely make again! - 6/10/11

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  • Incredible!
    this was super delicious. I followed the recipe exactly! - 5/31/11

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  • Incredible!
    This was great! I had a bag of chicken thigh strips (bought by accident) in the freezer. I didn't have cumin or paprika so I used cayenne pepper. Boy did this have kick to it! 5 Stars! - 4/17/11

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  • Good
    tasted exactly like barbecue sauce - not bad but I was hoping for something different - 3/28/11

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  • Very Good
    My DH loved this recipe & gave it 4 1/2 stars even though I overcooked the chicken while tending to the rest of the meal. LOL I didn't have the ground red pepper so I used a sprinkle the dried pepper flakes according to our taste. - 2/28/11

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  • Very Good
    My husband and I loved this recipe. It was a change from the normal recipes. Powerful flavor. We will make this again. - 2/19/11

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  • Made this tonight and it was absolutely amazing! Will be making it again! New family favorite!!!! - 1/21/11

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  • Hi RACH, I am going to cook this evening. Thank you.
    I know it will taste great. All of the ingre. are in my pantry.
    Happy cooking in 2011. Debbie
    - 1/10/11

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  • Incredible!
    This was surprisingly easy. And amazingly delicious! I didn't have a broiler pan, so I used a roasting rack on a backing sheet. I'm not a fan of thighs, so I subbed in thin chicken breasts & served the dinner with dijon roasted broccoli and roasted russet potato slices. Thanks for the great recipe! - 11/11/10

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  • Very Good
    The combination of spicy and sweet was great! - 10/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    Will make this often! - 9/23/10

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  • Very Good
    very good, nice "crust" on the chicken. - 8/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    This was a HUGE hit! Will definitely add this to my list of favorites! - 8/15/10

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  • Very Good
    good stuff - 7/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    So good plus quick & easy, too! I made steamed corn on the cob and a side of cooked cauliflower and carrots to go with this and both my boyfriend and I loved it! - 7/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    OMG!! just made this for the family and they loved it. well not the husband he just hates all my healthy cooking. his loss.
    This is a keeper. kids want it again soon.
    - 5/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this. - 4/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    Saw this in the Cooking Light magazine! My BF and I have made it a few times and loved it!! Thanks for adding it in to Sparks! - 4/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    Ended up being VERY spicy even for us who make Indian food with a big kick! So definitely would cut down on the spices to your liking. We did the bone in thigh, and had to double the cooking time, but it's EXCELLENT!!!! Will make it again! - 2/23/10

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  • Very Good
    I will try tonight and serve over rice, and mixed oriental vegetables. - 2/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    One of my favorite recipes ever from Cooking Light. - 2/15/10

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  • Very Good
    Luv it! - 2/2/10

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  • Good
    This was not one of our favorites for some reason. Probably won't make again since there are so many things we enjoy more but it's always good to try new things and experiment a little. Thanks for sharing. - 1/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    This was excellant! I did exchange Thighs with Skinless Breast, as my family likes the white meat better than dark. With a few modifications I cut the calories down also...Excellant taste! Have this saved as a fav!! - 11/2/09

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  • Good
    Not my favorite, but my toddler gobbled it up. - 9/14/09

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  • Very Good
    We made this last night for dinner and it was very good! I didn't have any cider vinegar though, so I used seasoned rice vinegar instead. Yum! We will definitely be doing this recipe again! :D - 9/10/09

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  • Very Good
    I made this tonight even wtih some skeptacism after reviewing the nutrional facts. I know they can't be right because there is almost no sugar listed, but there is 6 TBSP of honey listed = one TBSP has 17 grams of sugar. Please update. It has a unique taste. I enjoyed it and will make again. Thx - 9/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    A new family favorite!!!! - 7/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    My daughter and I had this for Memorial day dinner. it was yummy, yummy, yummy.. this is a repeat...

    My only suggestion... I use the chicken thighs from costco - it's not always 8 - what's the weight that's in one serving so I can determine the size of the serving?
    thanks a million!
    - 5/25/09

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  • Very Good
    Didn't put in the crushed red pepper cuz the kids and substituted balsomic vinegar rather than apple cider vinegar still came out really good!!! - 5/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    We really really liked this chicken recipe! I'm adding it as a regular! Thanks!! - 4/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent. Kids asked for seconds. Doubled the recipe thank goodness. They still ate almost all of it. - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    5-Star Recipe for Flavor and for preparation/cooking time. It is one of my favorite of the recipes and I will continually make it again and again. Thank You! - 3/5/09

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  • Very Good
    This was extremely easy to prepare and delicious to eat. I'm a bit skittish on heat, so I tuned it back slightly. - 2/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    Amazing! I thought the spices were perfect! Definitely a favorite. - 2/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    My family loved this recipe...we will be eating this again!!!! - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious, not too spicy at all! Thanks for the tip Yafina. I also used bone in thighs. - 12/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    These are so good I am making them again tonight for my daughter. Thanks for the good recipe. - 12/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    This chicken recipe is delicious, easy to prepare, and it is on the table in less than 20 minutes. Accompanied with roasted asparagus and smashed cauliflower, my family loved it! Will make again and again. Thank you! - 12/9/08

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  • Very Good
    This was great. Even my picky eaters ate it. - 12/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    I LOVED this chicken. I'm going to add this to my frequent meals for the family. Everyone liked this. - 11/18/08

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  • Awesome! Just the right amount of spices. My family all loved this recipe, will definately make this one again. - 11/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    I've made this for my family and the all love it. I make it exactly as the recipe says and it's not too spicy for us. - 10/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    I made this for my Husband and I. He is usually picky about mixing sweet with spicy, but he loved it! Definetely a winner! - 9/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    Everyone loved it. It was not too spicy. I made it just the way it was written, except that I used bone in thighs and cooked it twice as long on each side. I loved the spiciness. Not too hot. - 7/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    This may very well be the best recipe I've used for chicken! I've made it several times and we absolutely love it. I make it according to the recipe except use 1/4 tsp. red pepper instead of the 1/2. Thank you for this recipe!!! - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    So Easy & Delicious ! - 7/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    Everyone loved these, we left off the red pepper for the kiddos so it wouldn't be so hot. - 7/11/08

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  • Very Good
    I made this, and would make it again, but would use less spices. It was almost too spicy for my tastes, but was a wonderful change from chicken breasts! - 7/9/08

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  • Very Good
    I cut the seasonings down a bit because most people thought it was too spicy. I personally should have left them as they were since mine was not spicy enough. I thought this was a tasty recipe and a nice alternative to plain chicken. I might add a few more spices that are my personal favorites. - 6/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    I took the suggestion of another rater for those of us that only like a little less spice. I halved the amount of spices. My family loved it and I have kids from ranging from 10 to 15. My husband just said MMmmm. It's great to find something that satisfies everyone's tastebuds. Delicious! - 5/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    Very good chicken recipe. Due to the other comments on this recipe, I only used half the spice measures called for, and it gave a chicken with a nice bite but not too terribly hot. Very excellent recipe. - 4/7/08

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  • Good
    I made this recipe the other night. It is VERY HOT, too hot in fact for my kids to enjoy. However, aside from that it was pretty good. I will make it again eliminating the red pepper and decreasing the chili powder and upping the garlic powder, maybe add onion powder... - 3/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    This was very tastey. I will definetly make this again and again. - 2/20/08

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  • Very Good
    Yummy. Made it with a curry. mmmmmmm I used bonelss skinless breast too as we dont like dark meat - 1/27/08

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  • Good
    Not bad...will make it again, but I might experiment with the spices a little. - 1/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    This was delicious! I will make it again - 1/19/08

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