Sweet & Hot Chicken Thighs

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Super tasty and insanely easy to make, these Sweet & Hot Chicken Thighs are ready in less than 20 minutes.  Make them once, and they’re sure to become one of your dinnertime favorites.

Article Courtesy:  Mary Fran Wiley

sweet hot chicken thighs recipeWhen I am not baking (which, in preparation for this month’s gluten free ratio rally, I have been doing each night), I am usually cooking something delicious for dinner before I do things like design gluten free flour reference charts and illustrate children’s books.

I saw chicken thighs while out grocery shopping and decided that I had to make something with them. I don’t buy meat often because it is just me eating it, and it just feels like too much hassle. But the chicken was calling to me.

I also had some University of Illinois honey (so famous that it made the Colbert Report) that I got as a Christmas gift and it was beginning to crystallize, so I knew I was going to make a honey chicken thigh.

And really, what good is chicken without sauce? No good. And since eating mayo is not so good for you, I blended it with yogurt & cilantro for a refreshing, tangy dipping sauce. These Sweet & Hot Chicken Thighs are so goo, they might be an every week occurrence.

Sweet & Hot Chicken Thighs

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, hot chicken
Servings: 4
Author: Mary Fran Wiley

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 T cider vinegar
  • t chili powder
  • ½ t cayenne
  • 1 t granulated garlic
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ¼ c plain Greek yogurt or dairy free
  • ¼ c canola mayonnaise
  • ½ c chopped cilantro
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Turn on broiler and prepare broiler pan.
  • Whisk together the honey, vinegar, chili powder, cayenne, garlic and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Brush chicken thighs with sauce and place under the broiler.
  • After 5 minutes, turn over and brush with sauce. Return to oven.
  • During this time, whisk together mayo, yogurt, cilantro and salt & pepper to taste (about 5 minutes).
  • Take them out, turn them over and brush with sauce again.
  • After 1 minute turn and brush the thighs one last time.
  • Return to oven for 1 minute.
  • Serve with a dollop of yogurt sauce on the side.