Honey, garlic chicken, ginger, soy sauce, give this chicken dish an authentic Asian flavor in just a couple of quick and easy steps.
I love this recipe for adding variety to the week day meal rotation in my house. This honey ginger chicken only takes me 5 minutes to prep. I can prepare the marinade and pop it in the fridge while having my morning coffee, and then pull it out and get it straight in the oven at the end of the day. I can have this on the table faster than calling for take out, and with the honey, garlic, ginger and soy this chicken is every bit as flavor pack as take out. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice.
Honey Soy Sesame Chicken Thighs
Yields: 5-6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes| Cook Time: 29 minutes | Total Time: 34 minutes
⅓ cup honey
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons avocado oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
2 lbs bone-in skin on chicken thighs
Pepper to taste
Parsley and sesame seeds for garnish
In a small bowl, add honey, soy sauce, avocado oil, minced garlic, vinegar, sesame oil and ground ginger. Whisk to combine.
Place the chicken thighs in a large ziplock bag. Pour the marinade into the bag, release excess air and seal the bag. Allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a 2 quart baking dish, add the pieces of chicken and sprinkle with pepper.
Pour the marinade on top and place the baking dish in the oven for 24 minutes, flipping chicken twice to keep it juicy in the sauce. Set the oven to broil and allow chicken to bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, plate and and serve warm with a spoonful of the sauce poured over the top. Garnish with parsley and a sprinkling of sesame seeds if desired.