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Honey Cajun Chicken Thighs

 Get creative with your week night dinner with this this sweet, sticky and spicy –  Honey Cajun Chicken Thighs. It’s juicy, tender, supper yummy and full of flavor.  Definitely an easy dinner for the family; best part, you can toss the leftover in salad for lunch the next day. Shred it and use it as filling for fajita, burrito, or tacos the another night. Honey Cajun Chicken Thighs Recipe

Easily double the recipe for a picnic. Wondering if you can substitute the chicken thigh with another type of chicken, like say chicken breast or drumstick? Personally, I would say no, chicken thighs are very meaty which helps it hold the flavor better. A better substitute would be chicken leg.

Honey Cajun Chicken Thighs

Honey Cajun Chicken Recipe

Honey Cajun Chicken Thighs
Recipe type: Main
  • 4.5 lbs chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup running honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp chicken seasoning salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F
  2. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, honey, lemon juice, paprika, thyme, pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, and chicken seasoning salt. Remove ¼ cup and put aside for glaze.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken and seasoning mix, toss until well coated. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer.
  4. Place the chicken, skin side down, put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, flip it over and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until cooked through, brush with glaze the last 5 minutes
  5. Serve the chicken by itself, over rice or with salad


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  1. Rosie

    September 8, 2015 at 10:44 am

    wow honey and cajun sounds wonderful, and using chicken thighs must be very flavorful. I’d like to try this!

  2. Laura J

    September 8, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Oh these look so good! School started back today…yeah…and I am now ready to find some new recipes to cook for the family!

  3. Julie Wood

    September 9, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Your Honey Cajun chicken thighs recipe looks so delicious and fun to make. I love making chicken thighs because they do not cost a lot of money and taste so good. Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe!!

  4. Janet W.

    September 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    These look so flavorful!! Delicious!

  5. Nicole Kim The Blogger

    September 12, 2015 at 4:06 am

    You are right about thighs and they are the best with BBQ sauce. Right now, I am seriously thinking about juicing during the day and having an anything I want dinner. I would like to see how my body would respond to such a diet.

  6. David Fultner

    September 12, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    These look great and so golden.

  7. Birdiebee

    September 17, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Yum, what an awesome recipe that takes little time and bakes in the oven rather than on the grill. Thanks for sharing this as I have got to try it.

  8. Betsy Rubendall Barnes

    September 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    This is a really nice recipe. I am always searching for recipes for chicken thighs, they are my hubby’s favorite 🙂

  9. Mykidsguide

    September 18, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Oh wow, that made my mouth water. I am always on the lookout for chicken recipes as I am serving this more to my family than beef and pork. I can’t wait to make this for my family.

  10. Elaine Buonsante

    October 1, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Yum :)…this chicken is chock full of flavour!

  11. Elena

    October 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Looks so yummy! I am going to try this recipe

  12. kath g

    October 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    This sounds great and I’d like to make it…what is ‘running’ honey is…can you substitute just regular store bought honey?

  13. Shannon

    October 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    This sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  14. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    October 7, 2015 at 3:35 am

    The glaze sounds amazing! I realy like the sweet and spicy combo.

  15. Terri S

    October 7, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    These look so incredibly good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  16. Alex F

    November 5, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Its late at night and I’m looking for recipes lol I’m a fatty at heart! Looks delicious btw

  17. Dana Rodriguez

    January 29, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    This sounds really good.I bet it would be good grilled too.

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