Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

I love it when I can make one meal for my family then turn around and revamp the leftovers for an entirely different meal a few days later. Case in point, this recipe: I threw in a few more chicken thighs and saved the leftovers for soft tacos. No muss, no fuss. Just perfect!

The original recipe calls for ½ teaspoon of red pepper. I only used half that -- in order to keep my family from disowning me -- and I've listed that here. Adjust the recipe to your personal preference.

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs
Source: Slightly adapted from Cooking Light

2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. ground red pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Cooking spray or canola oil -- use oil for Quick Start
6 tbsp. honey
2 tsp. cider vinegar

Preheat broiler.

Combine first six ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray or brushed with canola oil. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.

Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven; brush ¼ 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.

Quick Start with MSPI Mama: This is one of my Quick Start recipes.


Unknown said...

I made this for dinner last night and it was awesome!! I added in some apricot preserves to the mixture that you brush over the chicken as well... delish! Thanks.

Andrea said...

So glad you liked them!

Becky B. said...

Made this tonight and it was so yummy!! Thanks for great recipes that I dont have to "think" about!

Anonymous said...

These are great!! Thank you so much for these recipes. Your site has made this new lifestyle a whole lot easier than anticipated!

Unknown said...

Heres to hoping that even though this blog isn't active anymore that someone may still answer.
If I have bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, do I need to make any adjustments to the cooking times? (It's all I have on hand)

Andrea said...

You will likely need to increase the cooking time. Use a thermometer and cook the chicken thighs to 165 degrees. That way you'll be sure.