Honey Garlic Glazed Chicken

This Honey Garlic Glazed Chicken is one of those chicken dinners you’ll be forgiven for cooking more than once a week. The chicken is juicy, and the skin comes out crispy and sticky at the same time.

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

HONEY GARLIC GLAZED CHICKEN

I believe that if you are going to cook chicken, it must be flavorful, have color, and remain moist. This Honey Garlic Glazed Chicken recipe fulfills all these requirements and much more. The chicken pieces are baked and then coated with a glaze that infuses the chicken with amazing flavors. I particularly love chicken thighs; they are inexpensive and can easily feed a crowd without breaking the bank.

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How to make Honey Garlic Glazed Chicken:

Preheat the oven to 350°F (176.6°C).

The first step is to use a paper towel to pat dry the chicken, drizzle with oil, season the chicken with salt and pepper, and set aside. There is no need to use lots of salt, as we are using soy sauce to make the glaze.

Place an oven-safe skillet on the stovetop and heat it over medium-high heat until it gets really hot. Add the chicken thighs and sear them on both sides. Doing this will ensure that the chicken is both crispy and juicy.

Then, transfer the skillet into the oven and let the chicken cook for about 20 minutes. However, the exact cooking time can vary depending on factors like the size of the chicken thighs, your oven’s accuracy, and whether the chicken is bone-in or boneless.  In the meantime, let’s prepare the sauce.

Honey Garlic Glaze:

In a small saucepan, combine 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, 1/3 cup of honey or maple syrup, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, ½ teaspoon light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon zest, and ginger. Cook on the stove at the lowest temperature for about 8–10 minutes, or until the sauce reduces in thickness.

Honey Garlic Glaze

Next, take the chicken out of the oven. Then, pour the glaze over the chicken and set the oven to broil at the highest temperature. Continue to cook until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly (about 3–4 minutes). Or you can finish this step on the stove if you prefer. 

After that, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 2 minutes before serving. We like to serve it over fluffy white rice. 

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Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

This Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs is one of those chicken dinners you’ll be forgiven for cooking more than once a week. The chicken is juicy, and the skin comes out crispy and sticky at the same time.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 401kcal

Ingredients

  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon oil I use avocado oil
  • A pinch of salt & black pepper

To make Honey Garlic Glaze:

  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup of honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • crush red pepper optional

Instructions

How to make Honey Garlic Glazed Chicken:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (176.6°C).
  • The first step is to use a paper towel to pat dry the chicken, drizzle with oil, season the chicken with salt and pepper, and set aside. There is no need to use lots of salt, as we are using soy sauce to make the glaze.
  • Place an oven-safe skillet on the stovetop and heat it over medium-high heat until it gets really hot. Add the chicken thighs and sear them on both sides. Doing this will ensure that the chicken is both crispy and juicy.
  • Then, transfer the skillet into the oven and let the chicken cook for about 20 minutes. However, the exact cooking time can vary depending on factors like the size of the chicken thighs, your oven’s accuracy, and whether the chicken is bone-in or boneless. In the meantime, let’s prepare the sauce.

Honey Garlic Glaze:

  • In a small saucepan, combine 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, 1/3 cup of honey or maple syrup, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, ½ teaspoon light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, and 1 teaspoon ginger. Cook on the stove at the lowest temperature for about 8–10 minutes, or until the sauce reduces in thickness.
  • Next, take the chicken out of the oven. Then, pour the glaze over the chicken and set the oven to broil at the highest temperature. Continue to cook until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly (about 3–4 minutes). Or you can finish this step on the stove if you prefer. 
  • After that, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1971mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg

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Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak
 

5 Comments

  1. Deborah S.

    This was fabulous! The fresh ginger and lemon zest combined with the garlic, honey and sesame oil made a phenomenal sauce – my husband literally licked his plate. I did add scallions which was a nice extra flavor. Thank you!

  2. This was fabulous! The fresh ginger and lemon zest combined with the garlic, honey and sesame oil made a phenomenal sauce – my husband literally licked his plate. I did add scallions which was a nice extra flavor. Thank you!

  3. This sounds fabulous and I’d like to try it this weekend. When do you add the lemon zest and the ginger? Also – have you tried sprinkling chopped scallions on top? Thsnk you!

    • Hi Debora, Add the lemon zest and ginger to the sauce. About the chopped scallions, yes, I did use them to garnish. Thank you for bringing the error to my attention.
      I have updated the recipe card. Let me know how it turns out for you. Have a nice rest of the week!

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