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honey-glazed grilled chicken thighs

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Debra Harrelson
Tabor City, NC

This was great. We all loved it and will make it again. We used skin on thighs, but I did debone them. A little extra work but well worth it. The cook time... well, I make sure the chicken is done.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The glaze on this simple-to-make grilled chicken is great. It's sweet and savory with a little bit of a kick. The spice, though, can be controlled by the amount of red pepper flakes added. Brushing the chicken at the end of the cooking process allows the honey glaze to caramelize a bit from the heat from the grill (but not burn). A great dinner option to throw on the grill during warmer weather when you don't want to heat up the kitchen.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For honey-glazed grilled chicken thighs

  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 4
    chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper coarse ground

How To Make honey-glazed grilled chicken thighs

Test Kitchen Tips
While this is for chicken thighs, you can use any cut of chicken. We did have to grill our chicken slightly longer.
  • Honey, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a bowl.
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, red pepper flakes (if you use them), and garlic; blend well with a wire whisk. Set aside.
  • Adding salt and pepper to chicken thighs.
    Brush chicken thighs with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Grilling the chicken thighs.
    When the grill is heated, place the chicken on a gas grill over medium heat or on a charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook covered for 8 to 12 minutes or until juice is clear when the center of the thickest part is cut (180°F); turning once.
  • Brushing chicken with honey glaze.
    Brush with honey mixture during the last 2 minutes of cooking time.