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Hot Honey Chicken Recipe

April 30, 2020

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All You Spicy Lovers Are Going To Be Obsessed with This Hot Honey Chicken Recipe

Close Up Pic of Hot Honey Recipe

Cuz I know I am!! It all started on my 30th birthday. I was in LA with one of my besties, I was promised hot honey chicken. And here is what the heck happened…. So, I’m a morning person. By 6:00 am, I’m usually eyes wide open, ready to start the day. Unfortunately, after a night of birthday celebrations the rest of my party just wasn’t feeling the same way. One thing led to another and I joined another bestie for brunch. While brunching, those sneaky MF’s got HOT HONEY CHICKEN. WITHOUT ME. So needless to say, I’ve been heartbroken ever since. Well, until I came up with this hot honey chicken recipe.

Overhead shot of Hot Honey Chicken Recipe

The Best Part?!

This hot honey chicken recipe ain’t so bad for you!

Traditional hot honey chicken recipes are deep fried with breading. And you know what friends, that is not happening here. In fact, technically this recipe is Paleo! That’s right this hot honey chicken recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no refined sugars. Boom shakalaka, roast some veggies and sweet pos- you’re lookin’ real good!

And they are suuuuper easy to make. Popped on foil-lined sheet pan and baked them on the oven! Order my favorite sheet pan below!

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I used chicken thighs in this recipe. Don’t get me wrong, I love chicken breast, but chicken thighs just have so much dang flavor. And it’s really hard to over cook them. Like thinking about it, I can’t remember one bad chicken thigh…. And with that, I think it’s time to get to the recipe. LOL. Enjoy beautiful people!

Hot Honey Chicken Recipe

By Brooke Brice Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 1 Hour Cooking Time: 25 Minutes Total Time: 1 Hour 25 Minutes

This Hot Honey Chicken Recipe is packed with flavor while being a healthy addition to your weekly rotation. Get the recipe now!


  • 6 Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/8- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper- Use more if you like it extra spicy!
  • 2 tsp Salt



In medium sized bowl add chicken thighs


Mix in all other ingredients


Toss raw chicken in ingredients until coated marinate at least 1 hour


Preheat oven to 400 degrees


Line a sheet pan with foil (if not you will be scrub a dub dubbin)


Add chicken to sheet pan, reserve honey marinade mixture


Put chicken into the oven


After 15 minutes, remove chicken and brush remainder of honey marinade over thighs


Put chicken back into the oven for 10 minutes or until chicken has reached 165 degrees- If you used one in chicken this will take longer


  • 265 Calories
  • 11.7g Carbohydrates
  • 104mg Cholesterol
  • 8.7g Fat
  • 33g Protein
  • 2.4g Saturated fat
  • 11.6g Sugar
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