Honey Lime Chicken Thighs

Sweet with heat. Honey lime chicken thighs with cilantro will hit all the right bells and whistles on your taste buds, and will soon become a family favorite!

Spicy Cilantro Honey Lime Chicken Recipe

I’ve always been a fan of dark meat chicken or turkey and usually have a good supply of chicken thighs in my freezer (thank you Costco). 

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I made this sauce one night to cover my thighs (I can’t believe I just told you that. LOL), but if you want to slather it on your breasts, who am I to stop you?!!


8-10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 limes juiced, plus the zest from one (always zest prior to juicing)
2 tablespoons sriracha (found in the ethnic aisle of the grocery store)

-Layer the chicken in a baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
-Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl.
-Brush the sauce over the chicken breast and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes to marinate.
-Preheat your over to 350 degrees
-Meanwhile, add the remaining sauce to a small saucepan and allow it to boil and thicken and reduce by half (approximately 7-10 minutes)
-Place the marinated chicken in the oven for 20 minutes.
-Remove the chicken from the oven and brush with the remainder of the thickened sauce.
-Place the chicken back into the oven and continue to cook for an additional 20 minutes (or until the thighs reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees.)
-Remove from the oven, cover and allow to sit for at least 5-10 minutes before serving.

Spicy Cilantro Honey Lime Chicken Recipe

The result will be a sweet, spicy, sticky and tangy chicken that will overwhelm your taste buds with its deliciousness and make you giddy with delight. Well, at least that’s how we felt. HAHA!

I served my chicken with some roasted butternut squash and sunflower seeds. It went together perfectly and was just right for a cool Autumn evening!

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  1. I will be making this. Love chicken thighs and cilantro!

  2. Hahahahahaha! Sounda like your thighs are having way more fun than mine!!!

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