Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs Recipe

Grilled chicken thighs marinated in honey, olive oil, sriracha, soy sauce, and lime juice. It’s a sweet, tangy, and subtly spicy marinade that everyone will love.

Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs Recipe

Grilled chicken thighs are my favorite grilling meat. Chicken thighs are super tender and flavorful and they don’t tend to dry out like chicken breast. Grilled honey sriracha chicken thighs come with so much crowd-pleasing flavor. The sugars in the honey will carmelize on the grill, creating the perfect charred exterior and tender juicy interior.

Honey Sriracha Marinade

I love this marinade because it’s so simple and made with typical pantry ingredients we usually always have on hand. Honey, olive oil, sriracha, soy sauce, and lime juice create a sweet, tangy, and subtly spicy marinade that everyone will love. Marinade overnight for best results or at least 4-6 hours.

My suggestion would be to make extra honey sriracha marinade to baste on the chicken just before serving. This will give your chicken a beautiful sheen and extra flavor.

A note a heat: The recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of sriracha. That may sound like a lot to some, however, the spice is greatly balanced by the honey and oil. A good rule of thumb, sugar always cuts spice.

Grilling Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs will grill in about 5-7 minutes per side. Chicken thighs are usually packaged folded into a compact circular form. To ensure even cooking, be sure to unfold the chicken thighs when grilling so all the meat is touching the heat source. They will flatten out to about 3/4 inches thick.

The honey in the marinade will quickly carmelize on the grill. Monitor the temp of the grill and ensure it does not get too hot. You don’t want to overcharge the outside. Medium heat is the sweet spot.

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Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 6-8 hours
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 2 minute
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Marinated chicken thighs in a honey sriracha marinade made with honey, olive oil, sriracha, soy sauce, and fresh lime juice. It’s a sweet, tangy, and subtly spicy marinade that everyone will love.


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Ingredients

Chicken thighs

  • 68 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro and lime wedges for garnish/serving

Honey sriracha marinade

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha (see note)
  • 1 lime, juice squeezed

Instructions

  1. Whisk the marinade together in a bowl (Measure oil out first in measuring cup and then the honey. This allows the honey to easily slide out of the greased measuring cup).
  2. Pour marinade over chicken in a large Ziploc bag or covered container. Seal and marinate overnight or for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Heat the grill to medium heat for 10 minutes with the cover down. Clean the grates well before grilling.
  4. Grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes per side or until internal temp reaches 165 °F. Serve immediately garnished with chopped cilantro and with lime wedges.

Notes

Chicken thighs are usually packaged folded into a compact circular form. To ensure even cooking, unfold the chicken thighs when grilling so all the meat is touching the heat source.

A note a heat. The recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of sriracha. That may sound like a lot to some, however, the spice is greatly balanced by the honey and oil. A good rule of thumb, sugar always cuts spice. Add more sriracha if cooking for heat lovers.

My suggestion would be to make extra honey sriracha marinade to baste on the chicken just before serving. This will give your chicken a beautiful sheen and extra flavor.

Keywords: honey sriracha chicken