Chicken Thigh

Honey Soy Chicken Thighs Recipe

July 10, 2023
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Photo by Luna Regina
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
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With succulent chicken thighs cooked in a luscious savory sauce, today's honey soy chicken thighs recipe adds a delightful Asian twist to your meal. Curious about the taste? The soy sauce adds a bunch of umami flavors, while honey adds a mildly sweet touch to satisfy the taste buds.

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What You'll Need
  • 16 ounces skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 fl oz water
  • 8 ounces carrot (cut into strips)
  • 3 cups cooked medium-grain rice (from 1 1/2 cup uncooked)
  • 6 ounces edamame
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup scallion
  1. Score the chicken: On a cutting board, make around 4 to 5 cuts halfway through each chicken thigh for better flavor absorption.
  2. Season the chicken: Add 1 tsp paprika and 1 tsp garlic powder to 16 oz skinless boneless chicken thighs. Rub the seasonings onto the meat to coat evenly.
  3. Make the sauce: In a small mixing bowl, add 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp cornstarch, 2 fl oz water, 2 tbsp honey, and 3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce. Stir well to combine.
  4. Boil the carrots: In a skillet over boiling water, add 8 oz carrot and cook for 5 minutes. When done, drain and rinse the carrots through running water. Remove the remaining water from the skillet.
  5. Pan-sear the chicken: In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp canola oil. When the oil is hot and ready, add the chicken and pan-sear both sides over low heat for a total of 10 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic and ginger: Add 1 tbsp garlic and 1 tsp ginger, then stir for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the sauce: Add the sauce and cook over low heat for 5 more minutes.
  8. Add scallion and sesame seeds: Remove from the heat, then sprinkle 1/4 cup scallion and 1/2 tbsp unsalted roasted sesame seeds on top.
  9. Serve: Divide the honey soy chicken thighs into 4 servings with cooked rice, boiled carrots, and edamame beans.

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