Smoky Chipotle Honey-Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs. Juicy chicken, crispy skin with just the right amount of heat.

Smoky Chipotle Honey-Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs

Sweet, spicy, and smoky, these chipotle honey-mustard glazed chicken thighs make an easy weeknight meal.
Course Entrée/Main Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9 thighs
Calories 433kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 8 or 9 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp puréed canned chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Rinse chicken thighs and pat dry.
  • Whisk together honey, chipotles, mustard and 1 tablespoon oil in a small bowl.
  • Put thighs in a large bowl, drizzle with 1 tbsp oil and toss to coat.
  • Mix sea salt, pepper, coriander, cumin, and paprika together and toss with the chicken thighs to coat, rubbing it in with your hands if necessary.
  • Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp oil and heat until ripples form. Carefully add chicken thighs, skin-side down and shake the pan a little to prevent sticking. Brown on one side for 3-5 minutes, turn with tongs and do the same on the other side.
  • Remove from heat and pour the smoky chipotle honey-mustard sauce over top.
  • Transfer to oven and bake for 30 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 175°F.
  • If you want to make the skin a little more crispy, place the pan under the broiler for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Garnish with finely chopped green onions and serve.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 327mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.4mg