Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Indulge in the savory symphony of Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs, a dish that effortlessly marries the sweetness of honey with the rich aroma of garlic. This recipe, crafted for culinary enthusiasts and beginners alike, promises a delightful journey of flavors.

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 minutes (excluding marination time)
  • Cook: 40 minutes
  • Total: 50 minutes

Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 4 people.

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish: fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • In a bowl, whisk together honey, minced garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and dried thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Marinate:
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Place them in a large bowl or a ziplock bag.
    • Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight in the refrigerator for deeper flavor.
  3. Cook:
    • Transfer the chicken thighs, along with the marinade, to a baking dish. Arrange them in a single layer.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the skin is crispy.
    • Halfway through baking, baste the chicken with the pan juices for extra flavor and moisture.
  4. Garnish & Serve:
    • Once cooked, let the chicken rest for a few minutes.
    • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley if desired.
    • Serve hot with your choice of side dish.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories475 kcal
Protein35 g
Carbohydrates18 g
Fat29 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Cholesterol142 mg
Sodium830 mg

Enjoy your homemade Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs, a dish that’s as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye!