From Selma’s Table: Spicy Sticky Chicken

Baked chicken thighs glazed with a sticky spicy sauce. Served with mango salsa. Amazingly delicious.

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I could say that even when it comes to main dish, I love anything sweet – sweet and sour, sweet and spicy. Place something sweet in front of me and you’ll be surprised by how I will gladly stuff them in my mouth. Even main dish, you ask? ๐Ÿ˜€ Yep! Even main dish.

Again, I am proud to say that I got the recipe from our darling Selma. Her blog consists of so many awesome recipes that I don’t know which one to make first.

Again, let’s take that one at a time.

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I love chicken thighs and I love sweet glaze. This dish suits perfectly for my taste. I could eat the dish everyday. Apart from the dish being so lip smackingly delicious, this will be so much better with a side. Hmmm, grilled corn on the cob. Buttered corn kernels. But let’s talk about a mango salsa.

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Sounds good? I tell you, the combo is a bomb!

What are you waiting for? Grab some chicken thighs and make this delicious dish. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sticky Spicy Chicken

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

For the glaze:

  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes, adjust according to your taste

To serve:

  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts, chopped or crushed
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced
  • Mango salsa, recipe below


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a baking dish, place the chicken thighs skin side up.
  3. Pour over the chicken the freshly squeezed lemon, olive oil, then salt and pepper.
  4. Roast for about 35 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, place all the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thick. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  6. ย When the chicken is done, remove the chicken from the pan and pour the juices into the pan with glaze. Let it boil again for 2-3 minutes or until reduced.
  7. Return the chicken to the baking dish and pour the glaze all over.
  8. Put it back in the oven and bake again for 10 minutes or until the glaze has set. (Optional: broil the chicken after it has cooked so you get charred skin)
  9. Top with peanuts and spring onions.
  10. Serve with mango salsa (or any side of your choice) and white rice.

Mango Salsa: chop ripe mangoes, tomatoes, cucumber and onion. Mix together and sprinkle with fresh parsley or cilantro.

Source recipe: Sticky Spicy Chicken by Selma @ Selma’s Table

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I hope you have the chance to try this and don’t forget to share. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for being with me today. Have a fabulous weekend to everyone.


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49 thoughts on “From Selma’s Table: Spicy Sticky Chicken

  1. I’m just stopping by to let you know that your amazing spicy chicken will be featured at our party, Monday @ 7 pm. Woo Hoo! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for sharing this with us and we hope to see you tomorrow night! Lou Lou Girls

  2. I enjoy chicken thighs too, I find it more flavorful and juicy than the breast. Love how the glaze browns and adds a crispy layer to the chicken. Pinned for a family meal:)

  3. Just lovely Jhuls – I think we both made Selma’s Lebanese inspired chicken recipe, and I’ve had my eye on this one next. It looks absolutely lovely, I too love sweetness in anything and this has a nice kick to it. In fact I’m having 6 girlfriends come over for dinner next week, and I’m making the Lebanese inspired chicken dish again with some Israeli couscous, and for dessert, I’m making Angie’s choco-flan, t hat I’ve made before.

    1. Yes, you are right – we both made Selma’s Lebanese inspired chicken. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Any update on this? Have you tried it? Been having very slow internet connection lately, but everything is back to normal now. Yey! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. This looks soooo good! Anything spicy and sticky and I am there! Selma’s recipes are amazing and I still have more of them to cook and try, this looks absolutely delicous ๐Ÿ™‚

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