Easy Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs


 Sweet and spicy glazed chicken thighs are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that's perfect for any occasion. With a combination of sweet and savory flavors, this dish is sure to please everyone at the table.

Easy Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs

How To Make:

To make this dish, boneless, skinless chicken thighs are coated in a flavorful glaze made with honey, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. The glaze is then baked onto the chicken thighs in the oven, resulting in a sticky and delicious coating that perfectly complements the juicy and tender chicken.

One of the great things about this dish is that it's incredibly versatile. You can serve it with a side of rice, steamed vegetables, or even roasted potatoes. The garnish of sliced green onions and sesame seeds adds a pop of color and texture but is completely optional.

This dish is an excellent choice for meal preparation as well. You can make a big batch of chicken thighs on Sunday and then portion them out for lunches throughout the week. The chicken thighs reheat beautifully in the microwave or in a low-heat oven.


Marinate the chicken thighs for at least an hour or up to overnight for maximum flavor.

Use skin-on chicken thighs for a crispy exterior and juicy interior.

Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C) and cook the chicken on a wire rack set on a baking sheet to allow for even cooking and browning.

Baste the chicken with the glaze several times during cooking to ensure a sticky, caramelized coating.

Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute and ensure tender, juicy meat.


Easy Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs

Swap out the chicken thighs for chicken wings for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Add a dash of soy sauce or fish sauce to the glaze for an umami-rich flavor.

Use honey instead of brown sugar for a sweeter glaze.

Add some heat with a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili flakes to the glaze.

For a more tangy flavor, add some lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to the glaze.

Garnish the finished chicken with chopped cilantro, green onions, or sesame seeds for added flavor and texture.


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions as garnish (optional)

Easy Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs


Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

In a small bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Place chicken thighs in a large bowl and pour the glaze over the chicken, making sure to coat each piece evenly.

Arrange the chicken thighs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C).

Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing or serving whole.

If desired, sprinkle sliced green onions and sesame seeds on top of the chicken before serving.