Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

"From Cooking Light March 2007."
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  • Preheat broiler.
  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add chicken; 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.
  • 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.

Questions & Replies

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  1. dbone6607
    I must be missing something. Are you saying this takes 7 minutes to cook?


  1. Japanese Delight
    Absolutly amazing! I loved every bite of this flavorful chicken. I used chicken breasts that I cut into halves. I put the spices in a bag and threw the chicken in it and shook it up, then let it marinade in the fridge for a hour to let the flavors really get in the chicken. I think I'd cut down on the salt next time cause it was a tad salty. This would be great in a sandwich with avocado!! UPDATE: I made this again served sliced on top of a spinich & arugula salad with orange segments, avocado chunks and with a orange honey vinaigarette...it was awesome! The chicken goes with oranges & avocado very well!!
  2. ratherbebaking
    Oh my gosh, this was sooo good. I did use boneless skinless chicken breast and cooked on my stove top grill. Looking forward to making again and again. Thanks for sharing Vino Girl.
  3. Kat's Meow
    I love this recipe. It is so quick to prepare and yet the flavor seems like you marinated it for hours. Because I make it so often I keep a batch of the seasoning mix in a jar with a shaker lid on hand - just shake it on and pop it into the broiler.
  4. cyaos
    This was really simple and really tasty. I followed the recipe exactly with no modifications. Served with couscous and fresh garden peas. Thanks for posting!
  5. American in Paris
    Great recipe. Nice combination of flavors. I used "bone-in" skinless thighs and cooked them about 10 minutes on each side before basting with the honey/vinegar sauce. I will definitely make this again!


  1. MJ_Cunning
    My husband & I love this recipe. I don't like leftover chicken, but I really enjoy this mixed in with a spinach salad. I tweaked it a bit by using only 1/4 of the spicy ingredients and less than an 1/8 of the salt. I also used chicken breast tenders and balsamic vinegar instead of the cider vinegar. It was perfect!


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