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Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken

Recipe adapted from and with thanks to Cooking Light via For The Love Of Cooking


  • 8 boneless and skinless chicken thighs breasts or tenders
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat the broiler and line a large baking sheet with foil. Combine the garlic powder, chili powder, salt, cumin, paprika, and crushed red pepper together in a bowl then mix well. Sprinkle the spices evenly on both sides of the chicken pieces. Place chicken on the baking sheet. Broil chicken thighs for 4-5 minutes on each side. (for chicken tenders this is closer to 3 minutes on each side)
  • Combine the honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove the chicken from the oven; brush the chicken with half of the honey mixture. Broil for 1 minute. Remove chicken from the oven and turn over. Brush the chicken with the remaining half of the honey mixture. Broil 1 minute or until chicken is done. Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


If you are using a different cut of meat, be sure to adjust cooking times accordingly. Just keep a close eye on it to ensure the meat isn't overcooking.