Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken

The BEST Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken you’ll ever have! Full of flavor from an easy spice rub, moist, and done in less than 20 minutes!


  • Oil, As Needed
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 2 pounds Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs, Trimmed
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey


  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Lightly brush grill with oil.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together paprika, chili powder, cumin, thyme, salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken thighs in a large bowl, sprinkle the spice mixture over the chicken and toss to coat.
  4. Grill the chicken until it is just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and honey. Brush mixture over grilled chicken. Serve.



Alternatively, this spice-rubbed chicken can be cooked under the broiler. Place a metal rack on top of a foil-lined baking sheet, lightly coat the rack with cooking spray and arrange the chicken in an even layer. Broil the chicken thighs for 8 to 10 minutes, turning halfway through.