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Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs – An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.

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The glory that is this amazingness… If I was this sticky chicken, I’d kiss myself. It’s SO delicious AND pretty.

Hi Hi! Happy DAY! Sundays are DA best! I slept in, I took a shower, I ate… oh wait. That was back in 2006. Sundays with two kids under 7 years old don’t look like that no mo’, but hey, who’s complaining?! 😉

On the other hand, in 2006 I also didn’t really cook my own sticky chicken. Rather, I would hop over to my fave Asian restaurant and eat up all-the-chicken, trying to cure a Saturday night hangover… Fun dayz. And nights!

Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs - An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.

Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs - An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.

Regardless of my 20-something shenanigans, though, if you want to be extra deliciously awesome today, I urge you to get this sticky-chicken going, asap.

I mean, what can I say about it? It might not be YOUR world’s best thighs, but it’s just what my mouth wants to eat every day all day.

Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs - An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.

Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs - An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.

Let’s get right down to it. I adore this meal for many reasons, one of them being that you actually make your own spicy spice-rub, and you get to control the heat. Secondly, the honey sauce. It’s just a combination of honey and apple cider vinegar! I might be a bit biased, but I use STAR’s Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and it’s wonderful. Just an FYI.

Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs - An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.

If you want this to be even more awesome, I suggest cooking it in coconut oil – ohhhh yes. From the moment you taste it, it’s going to have you hooked to this flavor-loaded, saucy, sticky and sweet treat. Also, judging by how closely our food tastes align most of the time, I’m going to guess that you’ll love this just as much as me, and it will be added to your rotation just as it has been a part of mine for a long time.

Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs - An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.

P.S. One more thing that you and I love – this all happens in just one skillet. Or, one cast iron skillet. ’tis all. Love ya!

ENJOY!

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Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs - An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.
Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs - An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 252 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
FOR THE SPICE RUB
  • 2 teaspoons , or to taste, chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon or to taste , paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
FOR THE HONEY SAUCE
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
FOR THE CHICKEN
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined , cold pressed coconut oil
  • 6 to 8 boneless , skinless chicken thighs
  • green onions , for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Combine the spice rub ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Rub the chicken with the prepared spice rub and toss to coat.
  5. Add chicken to skillet and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  6. Prepare the honey sauce by combining honey and apple cider vinegar in a mixing bowl; stir until well incorporated.

  7. Remove chicken from heat and pour honey sauce over the chicken thighs, turning to coat.
  8. Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

  9. Remove from oven and let stand couple minutes.
  10. Plate and garnish with green onions.
  11. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW Smart Points: 8

Nutrition Facts
Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (2 thighs)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Cholesterol 114.5mg 38%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 21.4g
Protein 27.7g 55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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58 Responses
  1. LINDA STUCKEY

    I am plant-based (Vegan). I am thinking about using Firm Tofu instead of Chicken and Agave instead of honey.

    This recipe looks great and I am excited about trying the conversions.

  2. Denise

    These are soooooooo good!… I followed the recipe exactly and they were DEEEELICIOUS! My husband even said “could you do this again with the other things we have in freezer?”…… They were a big hit .. very flavorful, tender and something I would definitely serve to company!

  3. Beth

    This is my husband’s new favorite I tried to give it a 5-star rating, but it doesn’t seem to be working. I love everything about this recipe–quick, easy, tasty, and only one pan to clean!

    1. Ann

      Use a smaller baking dish, …… the bigger pan allows the honey to spread thinly and it will burn when cooking over a longer time at that heat, whereas in a smaller dish the sauce just ‘pools’ in and around the chicken.

  4. Gabriela Mccarter

    Great recipe! I use olive oil and it turns out delicious. I also like to add a pinch of cayenne to turn up the heat a little bit. I love meals that I can get started on the stovetop and throw in the oven. While it is cooking in the oven, I whip some rice and sauteed greens. This has become our go-to for an easy asian-style weeknight meal. Thanks!

  5. Christie Eller

    Well, I did something wrong. I should have doubled the spices and sauce for ten skinless boneless thighs. Came out neither spicy or sweet. Next time.

  6. Karen

    For the sauce, do you heat the honey/apple cider mixture in a saucepan? I’m asking because the recipe doesn’t say, and I can’t see how else to liquefy the honey in order to combine the 2 ingredients?

    1. Hi! No, you don’t heat it… Just prepare the honey sauce by combining honey and apple cider vinegar in a mixing bowl; stir until well incorporated. Remove chicken from heat and pour the honey sauce over the chicken thighs, turning to coat. Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

      1. Karen

        Sorry to bother you again, but I have one more question. You recommend sauteeing the chicken in coconut oil. Does doing so add a coconut flavour to the chicken?

  7. Tina W

    I am making this for the third time tonight. My whole family loves it. And it is super easy to make. Thank you for such a great recipe.

  8. Missy Watts

    Stumbled upon your site tonight looking for a recipe for boneless, skinless chicken thighs. This is an AWESOME recipe! Super fast and delicious. We will make it again and again. I will check out the rest of your site. I am so glad that you have the calorie count etc. Missing on so many recipes…….

  9. stephanie

    Made this recipe for dinner tonight, and I wish I had made more! This is definitely a new favorite! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Carol

    I made this and it’s as glorious as it appears to be. I want to make it again, for a potluck tomorrow night, but I won’t be home until 15 minutes before I have to take it to the potluck. I’m considering if this would be just as good if I put it in the crock pot. Any thoughts?

      1. Rick

        Nice, but one thing that bothers me: how can you get 252 cal. out of 2 grams of chicken? because that what is published by you!

        1. Hi! Thanks for pointing that out! I actually did not put the 2 grams in there – rather the plugin for the recipe picked up on the serving size I had put in for the amount of chicken thighs, which is 2 per serving. I’ll correct it. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. 🙂

  11. you are kidding aren;t you -2 thighs for 4 people? From Costco/Sams they will fit in the palm of your hand..
    Anyway – your photography alone would make anyone try your recipes. think I’ll have a “widow’s dinner” and we can have wine and angel hair pasta, another glass of wine, and chocolate for dessert…

    1. Hi Janet! hehe :))) You know that a serving of chicken per person is 3 to 4 ounces? It’s true! 😀 I know, it doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s true… believe me, I also wish it wasn’t so! 🙂

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