I’m thinking it is grilling which to me is cooking under a hot top element in the oven? . We liked that too. Family really liked it. The marinade gives the chicken wonderful flavor and color. Loved it! Thank you so much! I have made this recipe so many times that I couldn’t even count them. This is a very quick and delicious meal. The end result was a very tender, very tasty lunch served with cole slaw. Paired it with the arugula salad and it was amazing! Make sure you remove the skin from your chicken legs if you haven't already done so. The sauce is super sticky thanks to the honey. Absolutely fabulous! It was delicious. Hi Jenn, I made the above and it was super yummy. The dry spice rub is sweet-spicy and is a blend of brown sugar and other spices. Last time I accidentally bought bone in, skin on thighs but it still turned out excellent. Hi Gina, Yes cut the other ingredients in half but the cooking time will be the same. In my oven, the highest position seems awfully close to the burner so I was wondering if you could tell me approximately how many inches away the chicken should be from the burner so that I don’t run the risk of burning it. Let me know how they turn out! I am impressed every time I try a new recipe. Served with garlic olive oil couscous and asparagus. Been loving and trying all your delicious recipe’s lately… thank you! Your email address will not be published. Hi Aneta, Yes it’s the same thing (apple cider vinegar). I’m not a big fan of fruit with meat/chicken…. This was so delicious, I added a couple of dashes of sesame oil in the glaze and added all of the vinegar stated in the glaze instead of the splash of stand alone vinegar at the end. How to make Spicy Chicken Thighs To begin, combine the trimmed chicken thighs with the olive oil and spices and mix until evenly coated. Thanks, Jenn, for sharing your talents! I would love to know what is in that salad! My grown son stated it was the best chicken he’s ever eaten. Hi, can I use chicken drumsticks instead of thighs? May 1, 2016 November 16, 2019. Wow! This is a go-to recipe in our house! I just found your website recently and am so so so happy with it! Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. I just prepared them again for tonight’s dinner. HI My broiler has a high and a low setting…Which do I use? High temperature is preferred with this recipe. I made this on a beach trip to Mexico for my grandson’s 21st birthday and it was a huge hit with the entire family. Could I use maple syrup instead? Hi Tiffany, Glad you like the chicken! Do you think it will be quite changed if I prepare the chicken in a saute pan instead? I love spice and this was just perfect. I easily removed the skin from bone-in thighs and drums and simply skipped the cayenne due to spicy sensitivities in my party. However, I do not like to use the broiler. So good. Thanks! It’s a quick and delicious main course. Hi! Glad you like it! Kind of like a Chinese BBQ sauce. I’m not big on my meal being sweet. I’m making this for dinner tonight, but I am using skin on bone in thighs. Hope everyone enjoys! This recipe was a big hit with my family. So deceptively simple yet fantastically complex tasting. I would say you really don’t need the broiler. I’d use the high setting, Nancy. An easy, no fail recipe that you can pair with anything really! Flip the chicken over, brush with the remaining glaze, and broil for a few minutes more until chicken is nicely caramelized. Delicious. So fast and easy and very flavorful. I’d love to hear how they turn out if you try it! Another fantastic recipe! Little confused about when to remove chicken. Thanks! Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs. I added a little more olive oil and marinated the thighs for about a half hour. And that salad pictured with the chicken may be the most gorgeous-looking salad I’ve ever seen. Did everything to the T. I had glaze left over so took them off and reglazed and sprinkled the vinegar on and covered with foil while we made our salad. Hope you enjoy! I will definitely make it again! Hi Kev, I set mine to high which is about 550°F. This couldn’t have been any easier, but tasty–spicy and a little sweet. It may have also been a little of the chicken’s natural juices. Enjoy! It’s great served over salad….delicious. He’s more picky than my 8 and 5 year old who also loved it! Sprinkle the dry seasoning mix generously on both sides. Please let me know how it turns out. Made this for dinner last night and everyone loved it. Thank you. I’d give this dish more than five stars, if possible. Are you a big fan of grilled sweet and savory chicken yakitori or teriyaki chicken? Broil the chicken for 5 minutes on each side (for a total of 10 minutes). I just turned down the heat, cooked for longer, and then broiled at the end for a min or two as the recipe instructs. Great recipe, thank you. Read more…, Plus free email series "5 of a Classically Trained Chef", From Shortbread to Ginger Spice: 24 Holiday Cookie Recipes, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. Make 3 scores on the meaty section of each chicken leg, & place in a gallon sized ziploc bag. I let the chicken marinate for a while and used Cajun seasoning instead of the paprika. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside on a plate. Thanx for another great recipe! I made this for my adult grandson one day when he surprised me with a visit. Oh my goodness!! They were delicious anyway. Remove the chicken from the oven and sprinkle it with the remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar. Should I broil on medium or high? I don’t use my broiler. It makes delicious sticky chicken … This recipe seems great, however I’m wondering if the broiling time (at 350 degrees F?) I served mine with some naan bread and a side of quiona pilaf. The first time I followed the recipe exactly; the second time I played around with the spices. I personally like to serve it with broccoli and rice and next time I will double the sauce because it’s really that tasty . Sprinkle with green onions/scallions and enjoy your sweet & spicy chicken served over brown rice or quinoa, with a big side of steamed broccoli. I love your recipes! Just made this as written – minus the final drizzle of vinegar at the end. I can’t get over how flavorful this is even with such a simple recipe. I had some pickled red onions already, and so, made the quinoa salad. Would 400F work or is this too hot? We also grilled the chicken which added more flavor than broiling. This chicken is so easy to make! These sweet, Honey Chicken Thighs rank supreme, as one of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes of all time – and for good reason. Very Good! The savory flavor of the salad was a nice balance to the sweetness of the chicken. Talk about tender and perfectly cooked throughout. I am so addicted that I will probably make this every week. Made this one again last night and it just doesn’t get old. It turned out great! Thank you for another outstanding recipe. What is the salad pictured here? I broiled at 250 Celsius and added in total about 2-3 minutes per side. The skin was crispy and the meat was moist and tender. Easy to follow, good nutrition, chef inspired, but, not so “fru fru” that a poor cook, such as myself, is rendered helpless. The alarm in our apartment buzzes at the slightest whiff of smoke, so I don’t broil too often. However, they were good. Hi Angelica, Yes, I think drumsticks will be fine. regards, judy. And I solved the side/veg problem by serving it with frozen cauliflower rice. . Hope that helps! The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Edamam.com. Had daughter and family for dinner. My kids love them and they are very simple (but pack a ton of flavor). I have boneless skinless chicken thigh fillets (I’m not sure if fillets are different from what the recipe calls for). While I finished up my sides. Juicy tender chicken with lots of spice. Thanks so much! Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs. I doubled the rub and tweaked a few of the spices (because I was low on one and completely out of another) and it came out fantastic. My son who says he hates chicken loved this. Another fantastic recipe! Yes Cathie, it can vary based on the weight of the thighs. Because of the bones, I baked the chicken pieces first for 15 mins. (First time making a review) that’s how good this is folks! I wanna say thank you for this recipe and all others you have posted. My hubby said it was the best meal all week. Jus… My husband who likes everything fried actually loved the dish and said that he could eat this every week. I can make these, I understand the ingredients, they wont take long, and they are all yummy. Pour the mixture on top of the chicken in the resealable plastic bag. It’s important to use skinless, boneless thighs as opposed to chicken breasts. Arrange the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet for easy clean-up, … Does its take such a little time to cook through? Thanks for sharing! Turned out beautifully. This easy 15-minute recipe qualifies as a perfect midweek dinner. This is a regular at our house. I have never tried cooking with chicken thighs and this dish has easily won me over. The chicken recipe looks great. I have been making this recipe for 2-3 years now, and it’s been my go-to for a quick, fool-proof, and easy dinner. Hi Emily, So glad you’re enjoying the recipes! OMG it’s so yummy. 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