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Honey Spiced Glazed Chicken

This delicious, honey spiced glazed chicken is made with chicken thighs coated in flavorful spices and basted with a honey glaze. The sweet and spicy dish is easily cooked in less than 30 minutes under the broiler, on the grill, or in the air fryer.

Honey spiced glazed chicken sprinkled with fresh herbs.

The Easiest Honey Baked Chicken Thighs

This recipe just sort of happened one night when I was looking for something to do with a package of chicken thighs. I threw together some spices, made a glaze, and hoped for the best.

I was hoping for good, and I got delicious. This dish totally blew my mind!

Honey spiced chicken is so easy and so packed with flavor. If you love honey paprika chicken, you’ll go crazy for this entree. The addition of smoked paprika is key. 

Have you gotten on the smoked paprika train yet? It packs a ton of flavor in such a small package.

The other great thing about this spicy, honey glazed chicken is the use of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. They stay so moist and delicious and are perfect for broiling.

Say hello to your new favorite meal!

Crispy, glazed chicken thighs on a white serving plate.

Looking for more chicken recipes? Try my crispy pan roasted chicken thighs or my creamy chicken bacon and mushrooms.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Tips for Cooking Honey Spiced Chicken Thighs

During the winter I make these spicy honey chicken thighs using my electric oven broiler. It makes it so simple to get dinner on the table quickly. 

You simply coat the chicken thighs in seasoning, cook them for 5-7 minutes each side, then coat them with the honey glaze and broil a few minutes more.

Don’t know how to use your broiler? Click here to watch a helpful video!

Crispy, browned chicken thighs on a light blue serving plate.

In the summer, I love to do this dish on the grill, which gives the chicken such a great smoky flavor.

You can also make honey glazed chicken thighs in the air fryer if you don’t want to heat up your oven broiler. They cook up moist inside and perfectly crispy on the outside!

But really, no matter how you cook your chicken it will come out perfectly seasoned, slightly spicy and have just the right amount of sticky, honey sweetness.

I haven’t personally tried this dish with thin-sliced chicken breasts, but friends have told me it’s delicious!

Love these honey baked chicken thighs? Try some of my other delicious chicken recipes!

honey spiced glazed chicken thighs on a plate sprinkled with parsley

Honey Spiced Glazed Chicken Thighs

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This delicious honey spiced glazed chicken is made with chicken thighs and cooked under the broiler. It's sweet, spicy and oh so delicious!
4.55 from 33 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • Un-tuck chicken thighs so they are flat.
  • In a small bowl mix together chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, kosher salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and dried oregano.
  • Cover both sides in seasoning, set flat onto a sheet pan.
  • On your oven, set your broiler to low heat and move the rack near the top of the oven.
  • Add the chicken to the oven and cook for 5-7 minutes and flip the chicken.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes on the other side.
  • Remove chicken from the oven, flip, and baste the chicken in honey apple cider vinegar mixture.
  • Add chicken back to the oven 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 the oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • * 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 273mg | Sodium: 969mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g
Course Main Course
Keyword baked chicken thighs, broiled chicken, broiled chicken thighs, chicken recipes, chicken thighs, honey glazed chicken, honey spiced glazed chicken thighs
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating

Kathryn Olson

Monday 25th of October 2021

I only had bone-in thighs. I cut wedges of carrot and potato and placed the thighs on top with the seasoning you listed. Baked at 360 for 50 minutes. Basted with honey & apple cider and broiled till crispy. So a one-pan plan. EXCELLENT recipe! Thank you!


Wednesday 26th of May 2021

Do you think I could do this in an air fryer?


Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Absolutely love the flavor in the glaze! So delicious!

Nellie Tracy

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Such a tasty recipe! Love this recipe for family gatherings!!


Sunday 13th of January 2019

Made this for the first time tonight and it was delicious! My husband was so happy to have something that was healthy and so flavorful! Definitely a recipe that's sticking around for us :)


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