Sunday, March 30, 2014

Honey Glazed Baked Chicken Thighs

This is a super simple recipe for baked chicken thighs. It features just a few ingredients which you probably already have on hand and it can definitely be whipped up on a week night. The glaze could be used on any cut of chicken but for us broke twenty-somethings, chicken thighs are a cheap protein source. I found these on sale for $2.49 a pound; you really can't beat that! I served these with a steamed vegetable medley, steamed baby spinach and oven roasted potatoes. 

Ingredients:

1.5 pounds of chicken thighs (breasts or legs would also work)
3 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of rice vinegar
1 tbsp of sesame oil
4 tbsp of honey 
1 tbsp of brown sugar
1 tsp of ground ginger
1 tsp of ground black pepper
2 tsp of crushed red pepper
5 cloves of fresh garlic 

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a glass baking dish with foil (optional for easy clean-up). 
2.) Mince 4-6 cloves of fresh garlic. In a small bowl, measure out oil followed by honey and then the rest of the listed ingredients. By measuring out the oil before the honey, you will have an easier time getting it out of the measuring spoon. Whisk well. 
3.) Lay the chicken thighs out in the dish. You can trim up the extra fat or leave it on. 
4.) Pour the mixture over the chicken and flip the pieces to ensure a generous coating of your glaze. 
5.) Bake for 30 minutes at 425 degrees or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Plate the chicken and pour some of the juices from the pan over top before you serve it. The excess glaze is super flavorful with all the chicken drippings.
6.) Serve and enjoy!






1 comment:

  1. sounds yummy AND easy. I think I can do this!

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