Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs


It is going to be 70 degrees here on Thursday and we are planning to fire up the grill.  As Texan-transplants to Pennsylvania, we don’t fire up our grill until it warms up outside!  (I do know of natives to PA that stand outside in the snow and grill.)  In case you are looking for an easy recipe to grill, let me share this one with you that I got at our Moms4Moms group last fall.  The recipe says to broil the chicken but my friend Fredda says she grills them when she makes the recipe.  I made this on Monday night using the broiler and they were great so I know on the grill they would be even better.


Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs

Preheat grill (or broiler)

Combine in a large bowl:

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper

Add to the bowl:

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Toss to coat (rather than tossing I dredged my chicken in the mixture making sure it got a good coating)

Place the chicken on the grill or on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.

Grill/Broil the chicken 5 minutes on each side.

Combine in a small bowl and stir well:

  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Brush the chicken with half of the honey mixture  (if broiling you will remove it from the oven to do this…or else you might burn your hands!!!) and grill/broil for another minute

Turn the chicken over and brush it with the remaining honey mixture.

Grill/Broil for another minute or until the chicken is done. (The temp for “done” chicken is 165° and no less than 160°)

Now you may be wondering…broil on low or on high?  I broiled on high…but my oven has issues!  So if you broil the chicken you might start it on low and see if it takes 5 minutes to cook it half-way through.  If it seems to be going to slow bump it up to high.

I can’t wait to try this again using the grill.  Let me know how it turns out for you!



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