Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

4 Oct

Well hello. It’s been a while.

I do have a good excuse…the Filthy Fowl and I welcomed a baby girl to our family! She’s beautiful, she’s hilarious, she’s brilliant…and she’s one. So maybe that’s not the good excuse I’m looking for. In any event, I have a lot of new recipes to share and look forward to getting back into the swing of things.

I’m going to start with a very easy chicken recipe that has come to the rescue many times over the past year. It’s easy to put together even under the fog of having a newborn or the sheer exhaustion of chasing around an active one year old (who has been walking for a full three months). I’ve used both chicken thighs and chicken breast and both work well, although the cooking time may need adjusting if you’re using a thicker chicken breast.

Enjoy! (And please excuse the horrible photo.)

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

from Cooking Light

Yield: 4 servings


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
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.


2 Responses to “Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs”

  1. Megan October 4, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Welcome back! I regularly check in and am so happy you are back to it!

  2. Filthy Fowl October 7, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    This is a personal favorite. I ask once a week, if not more, for this meal. Sad, but true.

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