Honey-Glazed Chicken Thighs Recipe

According to recent reports from Statista, chicken is the most widely consumed meat worldwide, and our consumption of this particular protein is rapidly increasing. In addition to being both delicious and versatile, chicken tends to be a more affordable source of meat based protein, for which your bank account will certainly be grateful.

To make the most of this popular choice of protein, we recommend you try this honey-glazed chicken thigh dish created by recipe developer Jennine Rye. Delicious, flavorful, and really simple to prepare, this recipe is perfect as an easy and healthy mid-week dinner option. The chicken thighs are wonderfully succulent and the flavors of the soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger combine to make a rich and well balanced, mouthwatering glaze.

Gather the ingredients for this honey-glazed chicken thighs recipe

To make this honey-glazed chicken thighs recipe, first you will want to gather the ingredients. You will need honey, soy sauce, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, cooking oil, black pepper, and chicken thighs. You won't need any salt in this recipe as the soy sauce provides all the salty taste that is needed.

There are many different types of honey on the market, each with their own unique flavors and textures. For this recipe, the exact type of honey isn't so important, but it does need to be runny honey rather than set honey, as this will make it possible to blend with the other ingredients for the marinade.

Marinate the chicken

To create this dish, first you will need to prepare the marinade for the chicken thighs. Using a medium-sized bowl, add the honey, the soy sauce, the crushed garlic cloves, the ginger, the cooking oil, and the black pepper. Using a fork or a spoon, mix the ingredients together until they are well combined. Then, simply add the chicken thighs to the bowl, moving them around to make sure they are fully covered with the delicious marinade.

Although it is widely believed that meat needs to marinade for upwards of 24 hours to properly absorb the flavors, it really doesn't need that long. For this recipe, the chicken is marinated for 30 minutes and comes out of the oven simply packed full of flavor.

Roast the chicken thighs

When you are ready to roast the honey-glazed chicken thighs, preheat the oven to 350 F and transfer the chicken thighs to an oven dish, reserving the leftover marinade. Place the chicken thighs in the preheated oven and allow them to roast for 25 minutes before removing from the oven. Use a silicone brush or a spoon to apply some of the leftover marinade to the tops of the chicken thighs. This will help to give them a gorgeous sticky and golden glaze. Then, simply place the chicken thighs back in the oven to roast for another 20 minutes.

Serve the honey-glazed chicken thighs

Once the chicken thighs are cooked though and golden brown on top, they are ready to come out of the oven. Low fuss and maximum flavor, the dish pairs really well with a wide variety of different sides, from simple options like boiled rice, potatoes, and freshly steamed vegetables to stir fried noodles and sweet potato wedges — you'll never get bored of the meals you make with dish.

Any leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge and should be consumed within three days.

Honey-Glazed Chicken Thighs Recipe
5 from 36 ratings
Learn how to make this honey-glazed chicken thighs recipe that only needs half an hour to marinate in the flavors of soy sauce, ginger, and garlic.
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Honey-glazed chicken thighs
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs
  1. Mix together the honey, soy sauce, crushed garlic cloves, freshly grated ginger, cooking oil, and a pinch of black pepper. Place the chicken thighs into the marinade, making sure they are fully coated. Allow them to sit in the marinade for at least half an hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Transfer the marinaded chicken thighs to an oven dish, reserving any leftover marinade, and then place the chicken into the oven to roast.
  3. After 25 minutes, remove the chicken thighs from the oven. Use a silicone brush or a spoon to brush some of the reserved marinade on the top of the chicken thighs. Then place them back into the oven for another 20 minutes to finish roasting.
  4. The chicken thighs are ready when they are browned on top and cooked through.
Calories per Serving 607
Total Fat 41.3 g
Saturated Fat 10.5 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 222.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 19.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 17.3 g
Sodium 1,063.8 mg
Protein 38.9 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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