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Spiced Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs | @creativculinary

Broiled Chicken Thighs with Honey and Spices

A little bit of heat from spices and a bit of honey transform chicken thighs into a great dish.
Course Chicken and Turkey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 666kcal
Author Creative Culinary


  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika I had smoked and 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.


Boneless thighs can actually be cooked in one flat piece but I tucked meat from both sides under the main part to simulate the thigh with bone in and it cooked perfectly at this thickness.
Quick Tip from the book: Always reach for a larger bowl than you think you need. Using a bowl that is too small can result in spills and makes stirring and whisking more difficult.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 333mg | Sodium: 931mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g