Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

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"This is a delicious chicken meal, and doesn't take any time at all to throw together and get on the table. Great for busy nights, or when your extra hungry and need to eat in a hurry. Adapted from Cooking Light 3/07"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (309.5 g)
  • Calories 586.6
  • Total Fat - 22.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 364.5 mg
  • Sodium - 841.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 26.1 g
  • Protein - 65.5 g
  • Calcium - 41.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 3

Add chicken to bowl, and toss to coat.

Step 4

Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.

Step 5

Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven.

Step 6

Brush 1/4 cup honey mixture on chicken. Broil 1 minute.

Step 7

Remove chicken from oven, and turn over.

Step 8

Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture.

Step 9

Broil 1 additional minute, or until chicken is done.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We loved the sweet spicy flavors of this yummy baked chicken. Very delicious indeed!

review by:
(31 Aug 2019)


Excellent and very easy. My chicken pieces were on the small side so broiled them about 3 minutes each side before brushing them with glaze. They were a hit. My only problem was I cut recipe in half for two of us and wish I had made whole recipe for leftovers!

review by:
(2 Jun 2014)


Gads Linda...you have the best chicken recipes! We both thoroughly enjoyed this perfect balance of spice and sweet! Made as Bea did, but left it under the broiler to darkened more for our tastes. Thank you Linda for another keeper. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(29 Apr 2014)


I realized only after my chicken thighs thawed that they were bone in thighs, so I had to adjust the cook time. I mixed the chicken pieces with the spices and baked them in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes, then brushed them with the honey vinegar mixture and broiled both sides for 2 minutes. Turned out delicious!!!

review by:
(21 Jan 2014)