Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

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<p>Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs</p>

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

These sweet, Honey Chicken Thighs rank supreme, as one of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes of all time – and for good reason. By mixing a touch of sweet with a hint of spicy, a magical thing happens. Generously seasoned with chili powder, cumin, garlic and cider vinegar, there’s no room for lack of flavor here. Wonder what secret to mouthwatering thighs is? It’s in the broiler; this cooking method adds a distinctive crunchy outer crust and a tender, juicy inside. 

4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)


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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


Preheat broiler.

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.

Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven; brush 1/4 cup honey mixture on chicken. Broil 1 minute. Remove chicken from oven and turn over. Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture. Broil 1 additional minute or until chicken is done.

Created date

February 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 321
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Fat 11 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 28 g
Carbohydrate 27.9 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 676 mg
Calcium 21 mg