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Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs

Posted Aug 22 2013 5:15am

This recipe for spicy grilled chicken thighs is adapted slightly from one for  Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken  from Taste of Home. The only change I made was to use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts. They are more flavorful. And they stay moist and tender, even if left on the grill a little too long. My grilling skills are less than perfect, so this is important.

Yes, they are a little higher in Weight Watchers Points. To me it’s worth it. I’m in maintenance mode. And life is too short to eat dry, flavorless chicken.

Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs

Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs

We eat a lot of grilled fish or chicken and vegetables around here during the summer. It’s one of my go to weeknight meals. But it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. I’m so glad I found and tried these oh so simple spicy grilled chicken thighs. It takes about 10 minutes to stir together the spices and rub them on the chicken. And another 10 to 15 minutes to grill the chicken.

While the chicken cooks, you can grill some vegetables or toss together a simple salad. And as easy as that. Dinner is done. It’s the kind of fast food dinner you can enjoy without guilt.

Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs

Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs

Rod, Mom and I all gave these spicy grilled chicken thighs our seal of approval.


Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs
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An easy tasty rub gives boneless, skinless chicken thighs just the right combination of sweet and spicy
Serves: 8

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4 ounces each)

  1. Combine the brown sugar, paprika, onion powder, salt and chili powder and rub all over the chicken.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil. Using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack with the oil.
  3. Grill the chicken thighs, covered, over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until opaque and cooked through or until a thermometer reads 170°. If you don’t have a thermometer, to test for doneness, pierce a thigh with a knife and, if the juice is clear, the thighs are done.

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 thigh): 176 calories, 11.2 g fat, 1 g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 17.2 g protein and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus


More Chicken Thighs Recipes

Simple Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs
Weight Watchers Grilled Ginger Lime Chicken
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Beer and Herbs de Provence

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