Easy Honey Soy Chicken Thighs

Updated: Dec 29th, 2019 · By Bethany Kramer
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Juicy and tender honey soy chicken thighs – this meal is simple yet filled with impressive flavor. Made in less than 1 hour and is a wholesome recipe the whole family will enjoy! 

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During busier weeknights I love making dinners like this flavorful chicken thigh recipe! It delivers impressive flavor while still being incredibly easy to make. No boring chicken meals are served in this kitchen. 

The sauce: it goes perfectly with roasted chicken. It has a touch of asian flavors like tangy sesame oil, a little kick of ginger and garlic, and sweetened naturally with honey. A little sweet, a little salty, and a whole lot of deliciousness. 

Ingredients Needed & Recommended Substitutions 

  • Chicken thighs: I recommend thighs over chicken breasts because of how flavorful and moist they are. 
  • Oil: I like using extra virgin olive oil but butter can work as well. 
  • Sesame oil: this is an asian oil that bring a ton of authentic flavor and taste to this recipe. 
  • Soy sauce: I recommend low sodium soy sauce or liquid amino’s for a gluten-free friendly substitute. 
  • Garlic: I like to use fresh garlic but you can substitute with a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. 
  • Ginger: fresh ginger always brings fresh flavor but you can use 1/2 teaspoon of dried ginger instead. 
  • Honey: I love using local honey – you can also use coconut sugar as another natural sweetener. 

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What to Serve with Honey Soy Chicken

I love serving this chicken and it’s delicious sauce with brown rice, white rice, or quinoa. As well as a side of steamed vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and edamame. 

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This dish is perfect as a no-fuss meal for busy nights, a special dinner for two, or made for weekly meal prep to make life a little easier. No matter what occasion it’s made for, you will love how easy and tasty it is!

30 Minute Honey Soy Chicken Rice Bowl - simple, delicious, and wholesome. | asimplepalate.com

Easy Honey Soy Chicken Thighs

Juicy and tender honey soy chicken thighs - this meal is simple yet filled with impressive flavor. Made in less than 1 hour and is a wholesome recipe the whole family will enjoy! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. In a small bowl whisk together all of sauce ingredients. Then transfer chicken thighs to cast iron skillet and pour all of sauce over chicken.
  • Roast in oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from oven and brush chicken with sauce in pan. Serve chicken with rice and desired steamed/roasted vegetables. Spoon additional sauce over top and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Notes

Tips
  • I love serving this chicken and it's delicious sauce with brown rice, white rice, or quinoa. As well as a side of steamed vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and edamame. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword 30 minute chicken, honey soy chicken
Author A Simple Palate

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.9g | Protein: 35.9g | Fat: 11.7g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 159.8mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

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