You’ll Go Crazy for These Mexican-Inspired Chicken Thighs

Mmm, Mexican food. Food from south of the US border has become increasingly popular in recent years throughout the globe due to its widespread availability and scrumptious taste.

These Mexican-inspired chicken thighs mean that you don’t have to go out to a Mexican restaurant to enjoy these flavors. Check out this simple and easy-to-follow recipe here and get cooking!


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • Cholula hot sauce
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Black Pepper
  • Lime Juice
  • Olive oil


Start off by taking the bone-in chicken thighs and placing them in a large stovetop pan. Once you’ve done this, take your olive oil and pour some into the pan. Coat the thighs with olive oil and leave just enough in the pan to coat it.

Next, give the chicken thighs a sprinkle with all of the spices. You can adjust the quantities of spices based on your own personal preference. I like to include plenty of garlic powder and go easy on the black pepper, but you can vary this based on your own tastes.

Next, take the Cholula hot sauce and douse the chicken thighs. Rub the sauce into the thighs so that they are evenly covered and given a thorough coat.

Next, you’ll want to add just a dash of lime juice on top of the thighs to give them a citrus kick.

Cook covered, on medium, for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.