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Quick and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Posted by Cordelia Peck on
Quick and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs


Chicken thighs are one of my favorite cuts of chicken. They're so flavorful and juicy, and they're also relatively inexpensive. This honey garlic chicken thigh recipe is one of my go-to recipes when I'm looking for an easy and delicious weeknight meal. It only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, and it can be on the table in just 20 minutes. Plus, it's a great recipe for those nights when you don't necessarily want to cook a full chicken. So, if you're looking for an easy and delicious chicken dish, give this honey garlic chicken thigh recipe a try tonight! You won't be disappointed.


Sometimes coming up with a meal in the middle of the week can be so overbearing. Just Imagine you are a busy parent and you have to think about what everyone is going to eat including yourself. For once you would like something that tastes good but does not break your wallet and makes you feel like you are an expert in the kitchen with few ingredients and easy steps to follow. Trust me I know exactly what this feels like.


That is why I want to introduce you to my latest invention, honey garlic chicken thighs. This dish is simple and easy to follow with few ingredients but yet it is so flavorful that your family will want more of it.


This recipe is perfect for those who are short on time because it only takes 20 minutes to make it from start to finish. So let's get right into it.


Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs 

Prep time 20 min

Cook time 20 min

Serving: Serves 4 people



8 boneless and skinless chicken thighs

6 -8 cloves of garlic finely chopped

3 Tbsp of oil (avocado, vegetable, olive oil or canola)

¾ cups of honey

1 tsp of dark Soya Sauce or 2 tsp of light brown Soya Sauce

2 tsp Pepper

2 tsp salt

2 tsp adobo

2 tsp all-purpose season (or your favourite chicken and rib seasoning)

2 Tbsp Onion powder

1 Chopped green onion (optional)

1 chopped Red Chilli (optional)


Step 1: Add your chicken to a bowl and season them with the seasonings listed. You chicken can be used right away but the longer it marinates in the seasoning the better it will taste. You can let it sit for 30 minutes before use.


Step 2: add your chopped garlic, soya sauce and honey to a small bowl, mix together and set aside.


Step 3: Place your frying pan on medium to high heat and add your cooking oil. You want you pan to be hot enough so that you can get a good sear/crust on your chicken.


Tip: To prevent your meat from steaming or boiling Make sure to use a big enough and shallow frying pan. If your frying pan is too small sear your chicken in smaller batches.  Your goal is to get a golden crust on your chicken.


Did you know that chicken thighs are actually more forgiving then chicken breast? They are less likely to dry out and they have more flavour. So, go ahead and give them a try!


Step 4:  Place your chicken thighs in the pan with smooth side facing downwards in the pan and let brown for 3-4 mins or until a golden brown crust starts to form.


Step 5: Once the chicken is browned flip them over and repeat this process on the other side.


Step 6: Once step 4 is completed remove the chicken from the pan placing in a bowl and add half of your honey garlic mixture to your frying pan. Let this cook on low to medium heat for 1 min while stirring and then add a tablespoon a water and let it cook for 2 – 3 minutes or once it starts to bubble.


Step 7: Add the chicken back into the pan with all the juices and make sure to nestle the chicken in the pan and occasionally flip until it is fully covered in the honey garlic glaze.


Step 8: Heat up your pan to medium heat and add the remainder of your honey garlic mixture pouring it over top of the chicken thighs. Let it continue to cook for 8-10 mins while occasionally flipping. (Do not cover the chicken or it will steam and become soupy)



Fun Fact!

Did you know that chicken thighs are actually more healthy for you than chicken breasts? That's right - they are packed with protein and other nutrients, and they're also lower in fat and calories. So next time you're looking for a healthy and delicious chicken recipe, be sure to try one that features chicken thighs!


Tip: If the sauce presents to be drying out before or after you add you chicken occasionally add 1Tbsp of water and let simmer until it resembles a glue like consistency.


Step 9: Garnish your chicken with green onion and fresh red chilli for some added flavour and heat.


Serve with steamed rice and vegetables & Enjoy


Bone less chicken thighs are a great game changer and make you want to eat the dark meat of the chicken more often.

Not to mention the value or protien and nutriets that it has considerably more in comparisson to chicken breast of the chicken.


Would you rather bone in or bone less chicken thighs? Leave us a comment I'd love to read your thoughts.

If you have tried this receipe let me know what you think? Leave a comment below and let me know.


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