This epic 15-minute chicken cooked in a honey garlic sauce that is sweet, spicy, and perfectly sticky. Prepare this sweet and savory entree to serve with rice, veggies, or your favorite sides.
This versatile recipe can be used for chicken, shrimp, salmon, or your favorite protein.
What Are Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs?
Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs are boneless, skinless thighs seasoned to perfection with pepper, salt, red chili flakes, and other essential ingredients. You will use honey to add a sweet touch the chicken, red chili flakes to add a bit of spice, and minced garlic for a savory taste.
These ingredients pair well together to create an undeniably delicious flavor. Consider following this recipe when you want to make a home-cooked meal for the family.
How to Make Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
Make your Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs by placing the thighs in a bowl with salt, pepper, and cornstarch. Make sure to coat both sides of all your chicken thighs.
Grab a separate bowl and combine the ingredients you will use to prepare the perfect sauce for the chicken, including the chicken stock, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, chili flakes, and parsley. Mix these ingredients and set the bowl off to the side.
Set your skillet on the stovetop and set the heat to medium. Put oil in the skillet and allow it to get hot before placing your chicken thighs in it. Cook your chicken thighs for about six minutes.
You will need to flip them periodically to ensure they cook on both sides. Add butter to your skillet with the minced garlic and allow it to cook for one minute.
You may then toss the homemade sauce into the skillet, cooking everything together on a low flame for at least five minutes. You want to make sure the chicken cooks all the way through and the sauce thickens up a bit.
When your sauce is thick and your chicken is cooked, you are ready to serve your meat. Place your chicken thighs on a plate with a side of vegetables and potatoes or rice.
Can You Make the Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs in the Slow Cooker?
If you do not want to use the oven, you can prepare these chicken thighs in the slow cooker. You will need to season your chicken and add the same ingredients listed in this recipe to your slow cooker. When preparing it in the slow cooker, you can cook it in four hours on high or eight hours on the low setting.
How to Save Leftovers
Place your Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs in a Tupperware container. You can use a plastic or glass container with an airtight lid. Place the container in the refrigerator to keep your chicken fresh. It will stay good in the fridge for three days. When you need to reheat it, you can bake it for a few minutes in the oven or microwave it.
What to Serve With Your Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
Serve your Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs with glazed baby carrots, white rice, roasted broccoli, or a baked potato. The chicken will taste good with mashed potatoes and other vegetables, including corn on the cob, roasted asparagus, and green beans. If you are trying to watch your carb consumption, you can use cauliflower on the side of your chicken thighs instead of traditional white rice.
Honey Garlic Chicken
- 5-6 chicken thighs boneless and skinless
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
- To the bowl with chicken thighs add cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Coat the chicken well.
- In a small bowl mix the ingredients for the sauce; chicken stock, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, chili flakes, and parsley, keep it aside.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil and once the oil is heated add in the chicken thighs. Cook for 5-6 minutes by flipping until brown.
- To the same skillet add the butter in the center, once the butter has melted add the minced garlic and fry for a minute.
- Add the prepared sauce mixture to the skillet and cook on a low medium flame for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens and the chicken is well cooked.
- Once done, serve the honey garlic chicken along with a bowl of rice.