This Spicy Honey Chicken is a dinner full of flavor, tender, and juicy. Grilled to perfection!

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This Spicy Honey Chicken is full of flavor, tender, and juicy.


Believe it or not I don’t sit around all day eating cookies and cake. Usually during the week we have grilled chicken or fish with veggies and then on the weekends I’m a little more flexible to what I will cook.

That’s my time to experiment and try new recipes and the only way I can stay under 500 pounds.

Lately, I’ve been trying REALLY hard to eat healthy. My friend Heidi knowing that had us over for dinner and fixed this chicken on top of a mango avocado salad with a citrus vinaigrette from Our Best Bites.

I liked it so much I made it again this week. It’s has a great blend of honey and spices that has a flavor party in your mouth.

I made it with the salad but it started raining when I tried taking a picture of it so here’s just the chicken…


Spicy Honey Chicken

4.36 from 17 votes
This Spicy Honey Chicken is full of flavor, tender, and juicy. Grilled to perfection!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2lbs (you could use breasts as well but thighs stay more moist)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil


  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic, (you can sub 1 teaspoon garlic powder here)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder


  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar


  • Combine the rub spices in bowl and mix well.
  • Use kitchen shears to trim off any excess fat from the chicken pieces. Pat dry. Drizzle oil over chicken and rub in with your hands to lightly coat all the pieces. Then toss chicken with the spice rub to coat all sides well. Use your hands and get in there! Grill chicken for 3-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  • While chicken is cooking, warm honey in the microwave so it's not so thick. Add the vinegar and combine well. Reserve 2 Tablespoons of the honey glaze for later after the chicken has cooked to pour on right before serving. Take the rest and brush on chicken (both sides) in the final moments of grilling.
  • I'm gonna warn you that this can make a hot mess, literally. It's sugar, and it's gonna drip. But the smelly smoke is worth it for a minute or two. Just leave your grill on for a few minutes after the chicken is done to burn off any excess glaze. It's totally worth it once you taste this stuff.
  • If you don't have a bbq, try it on an indoor grill pan or use your broiler. Just be sure to open a window in case you burn your glaze!


Cuisine: Asian
Course: Main Course