Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What's for Dinner? Spicy Honey Chicken Thighs

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Why do I have skinless and boneless chicken thighs in my freezer?
I have no clue.

I am sure I meant to use boneless thighs with the skin on for a tagine or something. I don't like chicken without skin. Not enough flavor.

What am I going to do with these?

122 reviewers gave this recipe 5 stars on the Cooking Light site, so why not try it?

This was easy and excellent. The two E words I like during the week.
Reviewer #123 is giving this recipe 5 stars *****



Spicy Honey Boneless Chicken Thighs: (recipe from Cooking Light)

2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika (I used smoked paprika)
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (or hot pepper flakes)
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Cooking spray
6 tbsp honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Preheat 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 (I lined mine with foil first). Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.

Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven and pour the honey mixture on chicken thighs to coat.

Put back in the oven and broil another 2 minutes.

I served this over Spanish rice with cilantro and green beans.
It was a big hit.

From now on I won't wonder why there is a package of boneless thighs in my freezer.
*****

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24 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

This looks like a great recipe Stacey. Love the colorful plate of food you served.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I really luv the way this chicken looks and it's made with my favorite part of the chicken.

kat said...

It looks great & the combination of flavors sounds really tasty

Pam said...

I am always looking for new chicken thigh recipes - these look terrific.

Donna-FFW said...

I know what Im doing with my lonely pack in the freezer.. looks excellent!

biz319 said...

Stacey - those look delicious!! I am normally not a huge fan of dark meat, but that looks great!

Joanne said...

I like those E words also. This looks like a fantastic recipe!

FoodGeekLee said...

Wow, thank you for sharing! Boneless, skinless, chicken thighs are my mid-week, work late, traffic heavy, we're all hungry go to meal! I will be trying this shortly and hope for 5 stars!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Easy and excellent - sounds great to me! The rice looks fabulous - so colorful.

leeezam said...

....OR, "What's for dinner, spicy honey?" "Chicken thighs". tee hee.

The Italian Dish said...

Chicken thighs are my favorite and this recipe looks like it should be happening in my kitchen! I can't wait to try these.

Erin said...

Great recipe - I too had boneless, skinless thighs in my freezer and now I know what I am making for dinner tonight! :) 123 reviewers can't be wrong...

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Stacey, I clicked over to the CL link and I have to say your photo of the finished dish WAY outshines theirs. I want to try this from your photos, but I probably wouldn't have from theirs. Excellent job of plating and photography. Now there's one more E for you.
Sam

Proud Italian Cook said...

I agree with sam, it even looks like you have some crunchy skin on them. Spicy and sweet sounds really good to me!

CB said...

Broiler? with that awesome new infrared grill sitting on your deck I bet that grill would be a perfect way to prepare those chicken thighs.

smile.

The Italian Dish said...

Okay, Stacey, I made these last night! Very simple and very delicious.

Melodie Monberg said...

This meal is a keeper. Absolutely amazing! We ate it with creamy poltenta and it was so good. I LOVE your recipes. Thank you for sharing such jems!

The Food Hunter said...

I have some thighs in my freezer right now and I was wondering what to do with them. this is perfect

erinliz said...

i just tried this and it was excellent!

browniesprinkles said...

Just had to let you know that I've been dying to try this recipe and I finally did....it was sooo worth it! LOVED IT!

Hillary said...

I just cooked this tonight, and it was a GREAT hit!!! Thank you so much, and it was pretty easy!! I'm not the best cook around, but my hubby said i "knocked it out of the park" with this dish! Thank you!!

Kathleen Bookings said...

I loved this. It had a little too much kick for my 6 year old but the rest of the family for sure finished their plates. I did cook longer: I flipped every five minutes for 20 min total. Then I added the honey vinegar for the last 2 min... Great!

Kathleen Bookings said...

I loved this. It had a little too much kick for my 6 year old but the rest of the family for sure finished their plates. I did cook longer: I flipped every five minutes for 20 min total. Then I added the honey vinegar for the last 2 min... Great!

Kathleen Bookings said...

Loved it. The whole family thought it was great... Except my 6 year old it had a little too much kick for her. I did cook it longer: 5 min each side for 20 min total. Then I added the honey vinegar for 2 min. It was perfect.