These Spiced Honey Chicken Thighs are simple. Simple to prepare, even simpler to eat with abandon…and so delicious with a great combination of sweet and heat.
This past Saturday was the monthly get together of our local blogger group; we vary between coming to my home to break bread or going out for brunch at a local restaurant. My contribution this month was a plate of these Spiced Honey Chicken Thighs and I looked forward to everything my friends would contribute.
Although originally started as a way to discover other locals that share the commonality of food blogging, the truth is that after a bit more than a year it’s been the source for some real friendships and we all really enjoy getting together.
This month I scheduled our meeting at my home so that we could meet a member’s new baby daughter Maggie. Her mom Sara is the blogger behind Saucy Dipper and sweet Maggie has already been tagged ‘The Little Dipper.’
I think this might stick and am already imagining Dip and Dipster as she gets older. Maggie is only 3 months old but she behaved so perfectly…it was hard to have mom take her home with her when she left!
Everyone was smitten and we are looking forward to seeing her again. I loved that she let us hold her and didn’t fuss; OK, she made sure to hone in on where mom was, but still we all got a dose of cuteness up close and personal.
Soon she will have a baby blogger companion when Charmaine has her baby in a couple of months. Talk about teaching them young…forget Toddlers and Tiaras, I’m already imagining Toddlers with Toques!
I love how we always have such a mixture of things to eat when we get together even though we have one steadfast rule. Bring what you can if you can.
We love getting together to chat and eat but it’s important no one feels pressured because of a dish; if anyone has had a hard week or a crazy morning…come empty handed but come; we will always have plenty of great food!
On this particular morning, Andrea from Fork Fingers Chopsticks was frying eggs and serving them with black beans and salsa, and Sara brought some fabulous local cinnamon rolls. Anne Marie made a gorgeous blueberry and cream cheese stuffed French toast as well as showed up hauling 3 huge carriers filled with fish and game that she had to get rid of before a move.
Charmaine with Speakeasy Kitchen brought a gorgeous fresh fruit salad and some eggs for me from her laying hens. I can not wait to try them and share the experience; especially to compare the flavors of the different color eggs laid from different types of hens.
Jane with No Plain Jane’s Kitchen brought some delicious flatbread that was perfect with the eggs. A new member of our group, Ansh, is from India. Her blog Spice Roots encompasses a wonderful and wide range of dishes and she shared one with us on Saturday morning, Chicken 65.
It was fabulous…and fiery. And gone; not a leftover bite in sight! I’m sure that dish was on my mind when I decided to peruse the cookbook I had just received from my friends Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein. When Mark asked if I would like to check out their latest cookbook, ‘Cooking Light’ ‘The Complete Quick Cook’ I readily agreed.
I’ve come to respect not only their cooking chops but their friendly and down to earth demeanor and that is so readily evident in this cookbook filled with dishes that are both easy for the home cook to prepare and tasty too. It is also peppered with lots of tips to make everyday cooking easier; for newer and seasoned cooks alike. And a recipe for these Spiced Honey Chicken Thighs!
Honestly, you can’t get much simpler or tastier than these chicken thighs, the hint of heat in the spice mix is a plus!
It was almost prophetic that the dish I first spotted was for these Spiced Honey Chicken Thighs. I was longing for some spice and these delivered perfectly. Maybe not quite so hot as Ansh’s dish but for a family dish I could see that as a plus. But I’ll tell you this, it had to have been one of the simplest and yet tastiest chicken dishes I think I’ve ever made.
I had two packages of boneless chicken thighs that equated to doing about one and one-half times the given recipe and I was wondering if a serving could be considered one package of six pieces. Yes…I really could have!
Make these Spiced Honey Chicken Thighs, they are so simple. Simple to prepare and so delicious with a great combination of sweet and heat.. Then be honest about whether you could have eaten 3 servings too. I know the answer.
Have an air fryer? I use the same mixture of spices to make an air fried version and we loved them too! That version eliminates the wet ingredients of honey and vinegar and instead includes brown sugar with the spices. Such an easy and delicious result as well!
PIN IT! ‘Spiced Honey Broiled Chicken Thighs’
Spiced Honey Broiled Chicken Thighs
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika I had smoked so used it
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 8 chicken thighs
- 6 Tbsp honey
- 2 tsp cider vinegar
- Pre-heat 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. (Or for easy cleanup, cover the inside of a large baking pan with sides with aluminum foil. Put a wire grid tray on top of the foil to allow drippings to collect in foil for easy cleanup)
- Broil chicken for 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 over chicken and return to oven for 1 minute.
- Remove chicken from oven and turn over. Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture.
- Broil 1 minute or until chicken is done.