Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs Recipe

Chicken thighs are phenomenal on the grill. Chicken thighs are super tender and flavorful and don’t 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.

This recipe pairs deliciously with my homemade fried rice and my better-than-takeout crab rangoons recipe! I also love to pair a honey garlic marinade with chicken thighs.

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. Marinate 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 on 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 fully cook 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 so all the meat is touching the heat source.

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

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Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs Recipe

Servings: 6
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
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.

Ingredients 

Chicken thighs

  • 6-8 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
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Instructions 

  • Whisk the marinade together in a bowl (Measure oil first in a measuring cup and then the honey. This allows the honey to easily slide out of the greased measuring cup).
  • Pour marinade over the chicken in a large freezer bag or lidded container. Seal and marinate overnight or for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat for 10 minutes with the cover down. Clean the grates well before grilling.
  • Grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes per side or until the 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 on 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken thighCalories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 17.5gProtein: 59.1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 253mgSodium: 506mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 15.8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
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My name is Shawn, author behind Kitchen Swagger. I'm a food & drink enthusiast bringing you my own simple and delicious restaurant-inspired recipes.

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  1. Have you ever tried this with chicken wings? We are planning to have a wing feast with 3 kinds of wings. I was thinking about doing your honey buffalo wings, this Honey Sriracha sauce and not sure about the third one yet. Any suggestions?