Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe

This Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe is the perfect balance between sweet and spicy and is super quick to make.  Serve with Cole Slaw and some Corn on the cob and you are all set.

Honey Grilled Chicken Thighs on a wood plate with some corn on the cob

Super quick is so important to me as I often get overwhelmed when I am done work and am faced with dinner decisions.  I tend to be a bit of a stress eater which often sets me out in search of comfort food or something that is going to add a little adventure to my eating.

Flavour is what I crave and usually, I tend to go out and spend money at restaurants on these kinds of days which is a terrible and costly solution.  So I have been trying new recipes but remember the stress thing.  These recipes need to be easy and quick or I am out the door with cash in my pocket to burn.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs fresh off the grill

I was looking through all of my Pinterest saves… you know the giant library everyone has and saw this recipe from Rasa Malaysia and gave it a try.  No need to modify this recipe is delicious so of course, I needed to share it with you!

Not sure why I need to know but what exactly is Sriracha and where does it come from?

My curious son Zachery is always full of a million questions and it seems he wants to get all his questions out at the dinner table so I looked it up!

What is Sriracha?

  • A hot sauce that originated in Thailand named after the city where it originated over 80 years ago – Si Racha
  • It is made of chili peppers, sugar, garlic, distilled vinegar, and salt and has a similar consistency to ketchup but maybe a little thinner
  • It tastes a well spicy of course but it is a little tangy and sweet with a bit of garlic
  • You can use it to spice up soups, marinades, rice dishes or my husband puts that Sh*t on everything and even adds it to his burger instead of ketchup

Close up of a piece of a Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thigh with grill marks

What is great about this recipe;  keeping in mind the faster than a speeding bullet life of a mom;  is that you can make several batches of this marinade and freeze with the chicken thighs in a tight Ziploc bag or airtight container.

Then all you need to do is thaw the night before throwing on the grill or in the winter in the oven and Bob’s Your Uncle!  (If you don’t know what that means it may be a Canadian term for – Done Like Dinner!)

Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe

These Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs are tangy with a little heat and perfect for a quick weeknight barbecue.  I like to serve with a big salad, coleslaw, corn, garlic bread or a bean salad.  If you are a spicy kinda person… no problem add some heat by adding a little more sriracha to the marinade.  Enjoy!

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Honey Grilled Chicken Thighs on a wood plate with some corn on the cob
Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Barbecue, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Barbecue
Keyword: Grilled Chicken Thighs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 393 kcal
  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken Thighs or about 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 inch piece Ginger peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce or Tamari Sauce (Gluten Free)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  1. In a large bowl combine garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, sriracha, honey, soy sauce and salt.

  2. Place chicken thighs in an air tight container or Ziploc bag and pour marinade over.  Let sit refrigerated for 15 minutes.

  3. Grill on medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until inside of chicken thighs are no longer pink and are cooked thoroughly

Recipe Notes

Make a double batch and freeze for up to 2 months.  Simply thaw the night before in the fridge and grill!

Nutrition Facts
Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 Thigh)
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.4g 25%
Saturated Fat 3.9g 20%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 526mg 22%
Potassium 434mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 8.8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 7.8g
Protein 50g 100%
Calcium 31%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 thoughts on “Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe

  1. This sounds great I don’t have a grill so will being doing it on the stove or in the oven but going to try this for sure!

    1. This recipe will still do well baked in the oven or maybe with one of those grill pans for stove top if you want to get those grill marks!

    1. Thanks! I wasn’t planning on taking the pics but because the grill marks looked so good well… out comes the camera. My husband is used to it now LOL

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