Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs (MSPI)

These Spicy-Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs are a perfect, healthy weeknight meal. Bonus: they contain no milk or soy protein for those with MSPI and are gluten free!


I mentioned in this post that I had to be dairy free and soy free for several months when Ella was a new baby. One of our favorite dinners that I found when searching for MSPI (Milk Soy Protein Intolerance) Friendly recipes is this recipe for Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs.

We all love these, and I continue to make them despite no longer having to be dairy/soy free.  I usually serve them with plain, steamed rice and sautéed sugar snap peas. I will soon post my favorite MSPI Friendly Fried Rice recipe that I make using the leftover rice from this dinner!

Looking for more MSPI Recipes?

Check out these other recipes that contain no dairy and no soy:
MSPI Chicken Fried Rice
MSPI Brownies
MSPI Chocolate Chip Cookies

I also highly recommend the blog MSPI Mama. She has a Quick Start guide with recipes for those moms suddenly finding themselves having to avoid milk and soy and not knowing where to begin! The site hasn’t been updated in a long time, but all of the original recipes are there, and it’s a great resource that got me through those stressful first few weeks of having to revamp the way I cooked.

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Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs rubbed with a spicy seasoning blend then broiled and brushed with a honey mixture. Contains no milk and no soy. MSPI diet friendly.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (or smoked paprika)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne – can reduce if sensitive to spice)
  • ~ 1 pound skinless (boneless chicken thighs)
  • Canola cooking spray (that does not contain soy or Canola oil)
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar


  • Preheat broiler. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with Canola cooking spray or brush with Canola oil.
  • Combine first six ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on pan.
  • Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.
  • Meanwhile, combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well.
  • Remove chicken from oven; brush half of the honey mixture on chicken. Broil 1 minute.
  • Remove chicken from oven and turn over. Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture. Broil 1 additional minute or until chicken is done.


Source:  Adapted from MSPI Mama, originally adapted from Cooking Light
You’re Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword chicken, gluten free, main course, MSPI

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