Paleo Tangy Glazed Chicken

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This Paleo Tangy Glazed Chicken is simple and full of tasty flavors! Just the right amount of sweet, tangy and spicy to make for a delicious meal.

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I’ve been meaning to post this recipe and the next one for some time now, but I haven’t been blogging as much as I intended.  Between work, workouts, food prep and wedding planning I have been using as much time as I can to relax.  Thing is, I very well could relax while blogging! My procrastination gets the best of me sometimes.

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Anyway, about this recipe–I originally used this on chicken legs, and they were great.  But I felt it would have tasted even better on chicken thighs.  So the second time around I used the glaze on 4 lbs of chicken thighs.  They were delicious, and had slightly more flavor than the legs.

This Paleo Tangy Glazed Chicken has got a great flavor! Slightly sweet, slightly tangy, and with a hint of spicy.  I have used this recipe multiple times and love it every time.  It makes for great leftovers as well!


Paleo Tangy Glazed Chicken Thighs - a simple, flavorful chicken dish

I used the glaze on 4 lbs of chicken thighs (bone in, skin-on).  But this would also work with chicken legs.  Actually, the glaze would probably taste good on other meat as well, if anyone tries it on something other than chicken, let me know how it tastes!

Paleo Tangy Glazed Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Servings: 8 -10
  • 1/4 cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 lbs chicken thighs
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well blended.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Sprinkle thighs with a dash of salt and pepper and place on a roasting rack in a large roasting pan. Roast the chicken thighs for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes has passed, take the chicken thighs out of the oven. Use a brush to coat both sides of the chicken liberally with the glaze. Place the chicken thighs back in the oven and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Let cool, then serve and enjoy!






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