Roasting chicken is one of our very favorite ways to prepare chicken. Roasting makes that skin irresistible! These Easy Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs are a delicious and easy way to have a delicious meal in no time!
This recipe takes very little effort to throw together and is so darn good! This is a perfect busy weeknight meal. It takes very few ingredients and very little time. It only takes about 40 minutes from start to finish. The finished product is so good it will seem like you spent all day in the kitchen!
I use bone in, skin on chicken thighs for this recipe. The bone helps the chicken retain all of it’s moisture. Is there anything worse than dry, flavorless chicken?
The skin is my favorite part of this dish. The mixture of flavors you brush on the chicken makes the skin irresistibly crispy and flavorful! I also turn the broiler on for the last few minutes to make sure the skin is crispy and perfect.
I use honey and olive oil as the base of the mixture. We are big fans of sweet and a little heat together. I season the honey and oil with salt and pepper.
To kick up the heat factor I add cayenne. This is totally up to you to customize to your family’s heat preferences. You can add a little or a lot! We have made it with no cayenne and it is still delicious!
Another thing I love about this chicken is that it goes with just about any side dish you can think of! Perfect for a busy weeknight!
Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs
- 6 chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
- 2 tblsp liquid honey -
- 4 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp salt -
- 2 tsp pepper -
- 1-2 tsp cayenne pepper - optional
- cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil and a light coating of cooking spray.
Combine honey, olive oil, salt and pepper or peppers (if using both) in a small bowl and stir.
Using a brush paint tops of each chicken thigh evenly with mixture.
Place onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes, or until skin is nice and crispy.
I like to broil for a few minutes at the end to finish chicken skin off nicely. We love crispy skin! Enjoy!