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Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Love Keil
Juicy baked chicken thighs cooked in honey garlic sauce.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Coarse
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 470 kcal


  • 5-6 boneless chicken thighs if you prefer bone-in chicken thighs use that make sure to adjust cooking time
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste 
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 5 cloves garlic finely chopped or minced
  • 5 tablespoons honey 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 
  • parsley finely chopped for garnish


How to Make Honey Garlic Chicken

  • First, preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Next, rinse and pat dry chicken thighs then season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, to taste.
    Chicken thighs seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs, and sear until brown, sear for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken, cover and set plate to the side.
    Chicken thighs browned on both sides.
  • After, melt remaining butter in the same skillet (1 tablespoon). Add 5 cloves of finely minced garlic and cook stirring until fragrant, this will take about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in honey, oregano, thyme, and basil until well combined. Return chicken to the skillet. Coat it in sauce on both sides.
    Honey garlic sauce with browned chicken thighs.

How Long to Bake Chicken Thighs Inside the Oven

  • Bake seared chicken thighs in the preheated oven, until chicken is no longer pink inside and the juices run clear, about 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked thru.
    The instant-read thermometer when inserted inside the chicken should read 165F degrees. Flip chicken on the other side once during baking time.
    Garnish with parsley. Serve with Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Best Caesar Salad. Enjoy!
    Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe



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Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 23gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 373IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken thighs, garlic, honey
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