Fitness Food Friday: Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

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Sarah Williams is a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado with a Culinary degree and a background in nutrition. She has spent time honing her skills in local restaurants including Giovannis and Fire. For the past three years Sarah has been a personal chef for elite and professional athletes, designing menus that adhere to strict dietary needs. When she is not cooking, Sarah is a mom to two active children and enjoys yoga, biking, and cross training workouts with her husband. Being physically fit, healthy, and knowing where her food comes from are passions of hers. If you would like to reach Sarah personally, email her at Every Friday, Sarah will have a new healthy and delicious recipe to share with the fitness community. Stay tuned for next week's recipe!

Spicy Honey-Brushed chicken thighs

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs...

also know as chicken nuggets in our house. Sweet, spicy and super delicious, these thighs get barbecue-like flavor with the convenience of the broiler. These nuggets are a big hit at football parties or you can dress them up as an appetizer on a bed of arugula and shaved cabbage with dipping sauce.

Grocery list

2 tsp of garlic powder

2 tsp of chili powder

1 tsp of ground cumin

1 tsp of paprika

3/4 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of ground red pepper

8 skim less chicken thighs

Cooking spray

6 TBS of honey

2 tsp of cedar vinegar


First, preheat the broiler and then combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to the bowl and toss to coat evenly. Now, place the chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil for 5 minutes on each side. Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Next, remove the chicken from the oven and crush 1/4 cup of honey mixture over chicken. Broil for 1 minute. Remove from the oven and turn over. Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture. Finally, broil an additional 1 minute or until chicken is done.

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