Honey Tabasco Lime Broiled Chicken Thighs

Honey Tabasco Lime Broiled Chicken Thighs from A Sprinkling of Cayenne. | https://asprinklingofcayenne.com

How do you like your thighs? Chicken thighs, that is…I like my thighs boneless, cooked to perfection with a few charred spots, then covered with a sweet and spicy sauce featuring a hint of fresh lime. These honey Tabasco lime broiled chicken thighs are tender and succulent, and go from prep to the dinner table in less than an hour (30 minutes if you skip the quick marinade).

honey lime chicken thighs

The Story Behind Honey Tabasco Lime Broiled Chicken Thighs

I am just now making friends with my broiler. I’ve usually kept a safe distance from it, knowing its power, but just not believing that I’d actually look forward to eating meat roasted at that stupid-high of a temperature. Broiled meat just seemed so archaic to me, so over with, so something just not cool that I was too cool to do.

And I was scared of the broiler, too. Honestly just plain scared of it. Anybody with me? It gets HOT in there. Really, really hot.

Then one day my rumbling stomach led me to peak into the fridge and find a pack of boneless chicken thighs. I was hangry, y’all. I needed food quick. I thought that if I whipped up a sauce any impending broiler fail might still be palatable.

So I developed a yummy sauce really quickly with honey, Tabasco, and a few other ingredients.

honey Tabasco lime sauce

Then, I got distracted from my hunger pangs, and decided that I would marinate the chicken thighs for 30 minutes before bravely placing them under the broiler.

About fifteen minutes later, while experiencing the awesome tenderness and incredible flavors of this chicken, I wondered why I had ever cooked chicken thighs any other way. Yep.

These honey Tabasco lime broiled chicken thighs have a rich flavor composition that alternates between oh-so-sweet and ooh-that’s-a-little-spicy. And they’re super tender, too. Because of these thighs, I’m not scared of my broiler anymore. Nope. Yum and Yay.


Honey Tabasco Lime Broiled Chicken Thighs
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Spicy, sweet, and infused with just the right amount of citrus, these Honey Tabasco Lime Broiled Chicken Thighs are on the table in about one hour.
Serves: 2 to 3
  • 5 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Marinade
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1½ teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free chicken broth
  • Honey Tabasco Lime Sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • Garnish and Flavor Enhancer
  • generous chopped parsley garnish to top broiled chicken thighs (don't skip it, it pulls all of the flavors together)
  1. Stir all marinade ingredients until well-combined in a bowl. Rub into chicken. Marinade for 30 minutes. (It will still taste great if you don't have time to marinate it.)
  2. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve ⅓ of the sauce to pour over the cooked chicken thighs.
  3. Preheat broiler.
  4. Arrange marinated chicken thighs on the bottom of a greased cast iron skillet or baking sheet.
  5. Broil for 4½ minutes.
  6. Pour ⅓ of the sauce over the chicken. Broil for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Carefully remove the pan, turn the thighs, and broil for 4½ minutes. Baste the thighs with the other ⅓ of the sauce, then broil for an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Arrange on a plate.
  9. Drizzle the remaining ⅓ of the sauce over the thighs, then garnish with a generous amount of chopped fresh parsley before serving.
You may have leftover sauce if you use smaller boneless skinless chicken thighs.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 Calories: 324 Fat: 4.9g Saturated fat: 1.3g Carbohydrates: 49.7g Sugar: 48.2g Sodium: 317.2mg Fiber: 0.5g Protein: 23.1g Cholesterol: 108.1mg

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4 thoughts on “Honey Tabasco Lime Broiled Chicken Thighs

  1. I too am no longer afraid of the broiler! This recipe was so simple. The combination of a lil sweet with a lil spicy was awesome. Not too spicy for the kids either. Can’t wait to cook chicken this way again!!

  2. This is going to be the first of your recipes that I’ll try! Sounds wonderful and we are huge fans of thighs, honey, and TABASCO!!! Thanks for the recipe. Will post again after we make it.

    1. You’re welcome. This recipe is one of our favorites, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Can’t wait to hear how it turned out for you.

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