Mandy's Marvelous Meals

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Spicy Honey Chicken Thighs

on March 19, 2012

This is a really flavorful & quick chicken dish…perfect for a busy week night meal. You can use either boneless, skinless chicken thighs or regular thighs.  I have a Nu-Wave Oven, which is how I made the chicken in the picture above, but you can bake them in your regular oven and broil for the last few minutes to get them just as crispy.

I originally saw this recipe in Cooking Light magazine and modified it to suit my own taste. Serve with mixed veggies, rice, or roasted potatoes.

Spicy Honey Chicken Thighs (Serves 3-4)

Modified from Cooking Light Magazine

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. paprika

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs or 6 regular chicken thighs

6 tbsp. honey

2 tsp. cider vinegar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the garlic powder, chili powder, salt, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a large ziploc bag. Add chicken to bag, seal and shake, coating the pieces of chicken.
  3. Place chicken in a glass baking dish sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 20-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.
  4. While the chicken is baking, combine the honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well.
  5. When the chicken is cooked through, remove from oven. Set oven to broil.
  6. Brush chicken pieces with half of the honey mixture.
  7. Broil 1-2 minutes.
  8. Remove chicken from oven and turn pieces over.
  9. Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture.
  10. Broil 1-2 minutes or until chicken is crisp.

9 responses to “Spicy Honey Chicken Thighs

  1. trialsinfood says:

    this looks marvelous!

  2. foodmuses says:

    Definitely printing this recipe…looks great!

  3. Teresa says:

    Reblogged this on Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen and commented:
    Healthy, easy way to make chicken. A must try!

  4. This looks delicious! Might have to see if this recipe works on the grill, too 🙂

  5. cookinohio says:

    Looks great, I’m going to try it on the grill too.

  6. […] cider vinegar and honey mixture. Fabulous gluten free recipe. Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Mandy's Marvelous Meals; source: Cooking Light Recipe type: Chicken Main Dish Cuisine: Asian Serves: 4 […]

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