The other day I was set on not going to the grocery store. Do you ever have those days? So I searched through the freezer and found a package of boneless skinless chicken thighs. After they defrosted I still had no idea what I was going to do. So I threw together some spices, made a glaze and hoped for the best. Good thing it turned out amazing! The chicken was perfectly seasoned, slightly spicy and had just the right amount of sticky honey sweetness. The best part is that the meal only took a short time to cook because it was popped under the broiler.
Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken
Yield: 8 chicken thighs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 - 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 - 30 minutes
1 package boneless skinless chicken thighs (you should get about 8 thighs per package)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Source: Nutmeg Nanny
Mix spices together and set aside.
Mix honey and cider vinegar and set aside.
Un-tuck chicken thighs so they are flat. Cover both sides in seasoning, set flat onto sheet pan. When all chicken as been seasoned put under broiler* (I put mine on low just so I don't worry about burning the chicken)
Cook for 5-7 minutes on one side and flip. Cook for a 5-7 minutes on other side. Flip again and then baste the chicken in honey/cider mixture. Be sure to really get the chicken covered. Add to oven again and let it cook under the broiler for a few minutes until the honey starts to thicken up and glaze. It may smoke a little but this is completely normal.
Take chicken out of oven and let rest for a few minutes before devouring. You don't want to burn your mouth with all that hot honey glaze!
* If you have a gas oven and your broiler is at the bottom you can bake the chicken at 400 degrees for about 15 - 20 mins.
Don’t know how to use your broiler? Click here to watch a helpful video!