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Sticky Honey Chipotle Chicken Thighs

Glazed with a spicy honey chipotle sauce and incredibly juicy, these sticky honey chipotle chicken thighs bake up in only 30 minutes and are the perfect way to kick up your dinner game!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 506kcal


  • 4 medium bone-in (or boneless skinless) chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 lbs)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canned chipotle in adobo sauce finely minced and 2 tablespoons adobo sauce reserved
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Hot rice for serving, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375F. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season all over with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high until shimmery.
  • Add chicken to pan and sear 2-3 minutes on both sides, flipping once until chicken is golden brown (chicken will not be fully cooked through yet) Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon fat from pan. Over medium heat, add garlic to pan and saute in pan drippings until just fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add chipotle, reserved adobo sauce, honey, sugar, hot sauce, and chicken broth to pan and bring to a low simmer over medium heat until slightly thickened. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove pan from heat and nestle chicken thighs back into pan, spooning more of the sauce over top. Bake chicken at 375F 15-20 minutes until chicken registers 165F. Sprinkle green onions on top.
  • Serve chicken hot with more of the sauce spooned on top over hot rice if desired. Enjoy!


Serving: 1chicken thigh | Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 43.5g | Fat: 23.4g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28.6g | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3mg