Chili Rubbed Chicken Thighs

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recipe by Sharon Rigsby

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based on 3 ratings

Have I got a great light and healthy recipe for you today! Chili Rubbed Chicken Thighs is a delicious, easy and quick way to answer the age-old "What's for dinner tonight?" question. Always popular at my house and paired with a salad, these sumptuous, juicy, sweet and spicy chicken thighs are sure to please even your pickiest eaters. Not a fan of dark meat or chicken thighs? Just swap them out for chicken breasts and you will be in business.

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    1 tbsp (8g)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    1 tbsp (8g)
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    1 tsp (3g)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Paprika icon
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Red pepper flakes icon
    Red pepper flakes
    1.5 tsp (1g)
  • Chicken thighs icon
    Chicken thighs
    x 6 (about 1158g)
  • Honey icon
    6 tbsp (124g)
  • Apple cider vinegar icon
    Apple cider vinegar
    2 tbsp (30ml)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Grill
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat Grill - 200°C
  2. Add chili powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, ground cumin, paprika and red pepper flakes to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Mix until combined
  4. Add chicken thighs to the chicken
  5. Toss until coated
  6. Add honey and apple cider vinegar to a clean small bowl
  7. Stir until combined then set aside
  8. Cook each side - approx 5 min
  9. Transfer half of mixture to chicken
  10. Cook - approx 1 min
  11. Transfer the rest of mixture to chicken
  12. Cook - approx 1 min
  13. Serve immediately
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