A honey glaze is tempered by a savory chili powder and red pepper mixture to create the perfect blend of sweet and salty in this easy, 20-minute chicken dinner.
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
6 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
How to Make It
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.
This turned out to be some of the best chicken I have made in a while. After reading the reviews, I added an additional tablespoon of honey and about half the amount of cumin. I am a bit of a sissy when it comes to spice, so this turned out to be the perfect mix of spicy and sweet.
I used a grill pan and added remaining sauce at the very end to caramelize on the chicken (thanks to a reviewer's recommendation). Afterwards I removed the chicken from the pan and deglazed the it with some white wine, adding sliced mushrooms and onions. I let it reduce until the onions and mushrooms were soft and then served them with the chicken. It was so good that I am about to make more, due to popular demand.
We have made this a number of times on the grill. It is one of the best chicken thigh recipes I have ever had. I broiled it once and smoked up my kitchen so we are keeping it as a summer recipe. I didn't change anything as far as directions. It's perfect just the way it is written. Hope you enjoy as much as we do.
This was awesome and so easy to make. Had the right amount of spice for my taste. I finished off the chicken in the oven, because I did not want it to burn under the broiler. I will definitely make this again.
Remember it's got spice to it and cumin... Very good!
I had my misgivings about the combination of spices and honey/vinegar, but I thought I'd give it a shot just to see. I should have trusted my instincts. This recipe tastes like someone tried to fuse Tex-Mex and Asian, and it just doesn't work. The flavors didn't blend together, so all I tasted at first was a blast of sweet (too sweet), followed by the dusky taste of comino. That and the chile powder are the culprits here, I think. Take those two things out, add some five-spice and more salt, up the vinegar a bit, and mix the spices and honey/vinegar together for a marinade before you GRILL the thighs, and you might have something tasty. This was utterly forgettable, like two people who should never date trying to make their relationship something it was never meant to be.
These were great! Despite smoking up the apartment with my broiler at 11pm, I'm glad I made this recipe. Would make again, just with the doors open ;) Perfect combo of spicy and sweet. I served with fresh ripe peach slices and CL's swiss chard w/ creme fraiche (basically tasted like gourmet creamed spinach) and it was a really great meal. These also reheat great for leftovers. The boyfriend made a salad with it the next day and topped with homemade spicy salsa.