Recipe Source: Easy Cookbook Recipes
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Make again? Yes
Cooking Level Required (Me = Novice, Hubby = Intermediate & Advanced): Its possible to make with just my cooking level, however, I am not a fan of handling and looking at raw chicken thighs. So enter Hubby.
Toddler Approved? My toddler wont eat chicken… so not approved in this household.
Overall Grade: B
Comments: This is a great quick and easy weeknight meal. It uses a surprising amount of honey so if you typically only buy the smaller honey containers you will need to restock. That was totally my husband talking, he used to work in the restaurant business and he has a thing for “restocking.” Simply, just do it.
We had to alter the cook time a little to ensure they were cooked through. We successfully cooked the chicken through with 10 min on each side and 5 minutes after tossing on the honey/cider mixture. The recipe says that it may smoke a little. Its the honey and yes, it will smoke. Fire alarm alert. Open the windows for this dish. Choose your favorite sides and there you go. We typically opt for asparagus and Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, Whole Grain or Long Grain. Tear off the top and microwave for 90 seconds. Um, yes. Easy peasy. Enjoy!
- 1 package boneless skinless chicken thighs (you should get about 8 thighs per package)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Mix spices together and set aside.
Mix honey and cider vinegar and set aside.
Un-tuck chicken thighs so they are flat. Cover both sides in seasoning, set flat onto sheet pan. When all chicken as been seasoned put under broiler* (I put mine on low just so I don’t worry about burning the chicken)
Cook for 5-7 minutes on one side and flip. Cook for a 5-7 minutes on other side. Flip again and then baste the chicken in honey/cider mixture. Be sure to really get the chicken covered. Add to oven again and let it cook under the broiler for a few minutes until the honey starts to thicken up and glaze. It may smoke a little but this is completely normal.
Take chicken out of oven and let rest for a few minutes before devouring. You don’t want to burn your mouth with all that hot honey glaze!