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Honey Soy Chicken Thighs Recipe (Video)

Honey Soy Chicken Thighs – Dressed in a sweet and savory honey soy sauce, these chicken thighs are so easy to put together and taste delicious! It’s an easy one-pan dish your whole family will love.

 

A little sweet and a little savory come together to make this finger-licking good Honey Soy Chicken Thighs recipe. Tender chicken is marinated and baked in a well-balanced honey sauce to create a show-stopping dish that will wow your family and guests!

 

Just like my 30-Minute Chicken Stir Fry and Instant Pot Chili, this recipe is easy to throw together and takes almost no time to prepare. Plus, the oven does most of the work! Serve it over rice or potatoes for an epic family-friendly meal.

 

 

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Honey Soy Chicken Thighs Recipe - tender and delicious honey soy chicken thighs. Super easy to make, finger licking dinner made ahead of time. // www.munchkintime.com

There’s no searing involved in this recipe. Instead, the honey soy sauce chicken is baked in its marinade and finished with a quick broil. In the end, you’ll have juicy and tender chicken thighs that are perfectly caramelized and smothered in an out-of-this-world sauce.

Ingredients for honey soy chicken

Boneless and skinless chicken thighs are marinated in a honey soy sauce that is both sweet and savory. If you can, use raw honey in the marinade for added nutrients and natural sweetness! These are the rest of the ingredients you need:

 

  • Boneless and skinless organic chicken thighs
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh ginger and garlic
  • Raw honey
  • Soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper

 

Combine all of the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl before preparing the chicken.

Chicken Thighs Recipe - tender and delicious chicken thighs. Super easy to make, finger licking dinner made ahead of time. // www.munchkintime.com

How to bake chicken thighs

Step 1: Place the chicken in the bowl with the marinade. Let it marinate for at least 1 hour.

Marinating ingredients mixed inside the mixing bowl.Chicken thighs marinate.

Step 2: Pour the chicken and marinade into a cast iron skillet or a shallow baking dish and bake until the chicken is cooked through. Flip each piece a few times to ensure all sides turn out juicy and tender.

Chicken Thighs Recipe - tender and delicious honey soy chicken thighs. Super easy to make, finger licking dinner made ahead of time. // www.munchkintime.com

Step 3: To finish, broil on high for 5 minutes to achieve a beautiful crust all around the outside of the chicken.

Step 4: Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with rice or mashed potatoes. Pour some extra sauce over the plated chicken and enjoy!

 

Honey Soy Chicken Thighs Recipe - tender and delicious honey soy chicken thighs. Super easy to make, finger licking dinner made ahead of time. // www.munchkintime.com

Recipe tips and variations

  • You can use chicken breasts instead of thighs, but they will need a little less time in the oven. Chicken breasts can dry out easily, which is why I recommend using an internal thermometer to check when they’re done.
  • You can also use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs to make this recipe. They’ll take about 10 or 15 minutes longer in the oven.
  • Baked chicken thighs and breasts are cooked through once they reach 165ºF.
  • The chicken thighs need at least 1 hour to marinate but can be left for up to 24 hours. Keep the chicken in a bowl with the marinade in the fridge until it’s time to cook. 
  • If you don’t have raw honey, regular honey will work just as well.
  • Craving sweeter flavors? Try my Baked Pineapple Chicken Thighs instead.

Storing and reheating leftovers

Cooked chicken thighs make delicious leftovers! Make sure to store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, place the chicken in the microwave and cook on high for a few minutes.

Alternatively, bake the leftovers in a 350ºF oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until warmed through.

What to serve with honey soy chicken

The Asian-inspired flavors in this sweet and savory chicken go so well with a variety of side dishes, like:

 

More chicken recipes to try for dinner

These chicken thigh recipes are juicy, tender, and easy to prepare when you’re craving something delicious for dinner:

 

 

Honey Chicken Thighs Recipe - tender and delicious honey soy chicken thighs. Super easy to make, finger licking dinner made ahead of time. // www.munchkintime.com

Best Honey Soy Chicken Thighs Recipe

Love Keil
Best Honey Soy Chicken Thighs Recipe - tender and finger-licking dinner dish to wow your family and guests.
5 from 35 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Chicken Marinade, Dinner Recipe, Quick Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6
Calories 535 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs organic skin & boneless
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger chopped
  • 5 tablespoons raw honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley chopped for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl combine olive oil, ginger, honey, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper.
    Honey Chicken Thighs Recipe - tender and delicious honey soy chicken thighs. Super easy to make, finger licking dinner made ahead of time. // www.munchkintime.com
  • Rinse and trim off all of the fat from the chicken, then place it in the bowl with the marinade. Preheat the oven to 400F.
    Honey Chicken Thighs Recipe - tender and delicious honey soy chicken thighs. Super easy to make, finger licking dinner made ahead of time. // www.munchkintime.com
  • Marinade chicken for at least 1 hour. Place chicken thighs and marinade in cast iron or baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked thru, make sure to flip the chicken few times, that way the chicken will be juicy & tender without dry top.
    After flip the chicken on the other side and broil on high for 5 minutes or until beautiful roasted color.
    Garnish with chopped parsley, serve with rice or mashed potato, and make sure to pour the sauce over the chicken when serving.
    Honey Chicken Thighs Recipe - tender and delicious honey soy chicken thighs. Super easy to make, finger licking dinner made ahead of time. // www.munchkintime.com

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Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 535kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 32gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 185mgSodium: 649mgPotassium: 416mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 147IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 2mg
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154 Comments

  1. Thanks for this D’lishYES recipe. I made mine in a glass dish, which I think negatively affected the overall outcome/texture, but I don’t have an ole cast iron skillet nor dutch oven. Nonetheless, the taste was so incredibly good, that I can only imagine how much better if done with the right equipment! I served ours over a bed of jasmine rice with lots of ‘gravy’ over the top and it was AWESOME! This recipe is most certainly a keeper. When I make again and have to include white meat(DH is a white meat only guy) would it be best if I throw in a bone-in piece, as that white meat gets so dry?

    • Thank you Ise for the recipe review! I am glad you liked the way the chicken tasted! You can make this dish in the glass dish too, what I like to do is broil on high for 5 minutes to get that nice glaze & roast on the top of the meat.

    • Very easy to follow recipe and loveley flavours. I added some chopped red chilli to mine and a little tomatoe ketchup which made the sauce a little thicker. Was an instant hit for a Friday night, instead of a takeaway. Thanks for the recipe

  2. Do I bake it covered or not covered?

  3. Wow! Made this and used wings and cooked it in wave oven for 15 minutes, and it was a hit.
    I had to run out to the grocery store to buy more chicken to make a bigger batch.
    Thanks for this awesome recipe!

  4. I love this recipe and has cooked it so many times. I don’t add all the marinade with the chicken at the beginning – but do so every time I flip the thighs. This way the marinade doesn’t burn from the sugar and the there’s extra liquid to pour over the cooked thighs.

    • Thank you for the recipe review! I am so glad you like this recipe and thank you for sharing an awesome tip when you bake the chicken!!!

      • I marinated mine overnight and cooked in a skillet in a lil coconut oil. They cooked within 20 minutes. Great! But my heat was a little too high so my sauce burnt a bit. Still good. I wish I could post a pic! I served them over rice with some stir fries carrots and red peppers.

  5. I cooked this and the marinade was running and not sticky what did I do wrong

  6. I want to use skin on bone in chicken thighs. Would the baking time be different?

    • Hi M! The bone in chicken thighs should be cooked after 45 min, test by making sure the thighs are no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear when inserting the knife, I hope that helps.

  7. Can I slow cook this

  8. Hi there I was wondering if you can use the jar ginger instead of the fresh one as I wanted to know so I can do it tonight for dinner

  9. Hi there I was wondering if you can use jar of ginger instead of the fresh one? Wanting to try this dish for dinner tonight

  10. Joe kelly

    Do you have advice on how to grill this? I have baked them before and everyone loved it but it’s too hot to turn the oven on and I’d like to grill.
    Thank you

  11. I’ve made this quite a few times now, always marinade it overnight and it is awesome!!

  12. Making thus for the 2nd time! I prepped this morning so all I have to do is bake them when I get home. Had to double the recipe because my family loves this dish!!

    • Hi Heidi! I am so glad you hear that you cook these Honey Soy Chicken Thighs in double batch! I do it too, every time I make this recipe! Glad your family loves this dish! =D

  13. I’ve tried this recipe as I wanted some new ideas for chicken meals & it was an instant hit with my family. Considering I have a little baby who is active and require constant attention, it was one of the quickest and easiest recipe for me to prepare and make, that tasted good and was hassle-free. Thank you for the recipe and the photos.

    • OMG! I am so happy to hear this Hyekyeong! Thank you so much for sharing this Honey Soy Chicken Thighs Recipe review and you are very welcome! =D Glad you liked it!

  14. I made this tonight, followed instructions to a T. I enjoyed the flavor. However, I used boneless chicken breasts and cut them the size of thighs. In the last 8 minutes I went to turn them again and the pan was .smoking. The sauce was all dried up. What do you suppose I did wrong? This of course made the chicken dry and overcooked.

    • Hi Marilyn! I apologize for such a late reply. I would make this recipe with chicken thighs because chicken thighs is a dark meat and stays moist compare to chicken breast. Also I would cook it in a dish not to large just so all of the meat can touch each other and cook in the sauce. I hope this will help!

  15. Wow this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing with us all.

  16. Currently marinating the chicken thighs right now but have a slight problem. I bought 2.5 lbs of chicken thighs but after cutting off all the fat, I’m left with maybe 1.5 lbs! I’m worried it’ll be to sparce in the cast iron I have and the sauce will reduce down to nothing! Advice?

    • Hi Ana! What you can do instead of using a cast iron, place your chicken on a large baking dish, you can use foil paper over the top if you don’t want the sauce to reduce to nothing. I hope that helps. 🙂

  17. The pics make water in my mouth. I feel hungry while seeing these pics. Looking so delicious.

  18. Hello, currently have this yummy looking chicken marinating in the fridge but looking at your pictures, it looks like there is no skin on the chicken you prepared. Did you remove all of it? Thanks in advance 🙂

  19. This looks so delicious! I’ve pinned it and I have it on my to-do-list!! 😉
    – Emmi

  20. This looks insanely good! I am sure I would love this because chicken thigh is my favorite part of chicken. 😀

    • Thank you so much Jhuls! These chicken thighs are super good and if you make Honey Soy Chicken Thighs would you take a picture and share it on Instagram and tag @munchkintimeblog I would love to see your creation! Thank you for stopping by!

  21. Oh my goodness gracious, this looks divine!!!! I especially your food-tography 🙂 totally pinning, have a great day! xo

  22. Hello cute lady! I’m stopping by to let you know that we will be featuring you tonight at our party that starts at 7 pm! Pinned and tweeted! We can’t wait to see you there! Lou Lou Girls

  23. Chicken thighs are always on sale so I’m often looking for new ways to cook them. I’d probably have to increase the cooking time a little for bone in thighs but worth it. These look so good! (visiting from A Little R and R Wednesday)

    • Thank you Julie for stopping by and leaving this awesome comment! I love cooking with chicken thighs, the meat is so juicy and yummy! Yes I would increase the cooking time because of the bone or if you want you can cut out the bone and make homemade broth out of it! Thank you for stopping by!

  24. This looks scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday! I’ll be pinning and sharing this, too!

    Mollie

  25. Oh I am just drooling at my computer right now. This looks so delicious–I’ll be trying this recipe out this weekend!

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