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Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Honey Garlic Chicken with brown rice and broccoli

Honey Garlic Chicken with brown rice and broccoli

Two Ingredients: That's All!

This recipe is one of the easiest recipes for chicken that you'll ever find, and you only need two ingredients. The chicken baked in this sauce comes out full of flavor and is very juicy. You can use chicken thighs, legs, breasts, or a whole chicken cut up.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

45 min

55 min

Serves 3-5 people

Two Ingredients  - chicken thighs & Honey Garlic Sauce

Two Ingredients - chicken thighs & Honey Garlic Sauce

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • Store-bought honey garlic sauce (I usually use the store brand. If you prefer, the VH brand is good, too, although I find that the store brand is cheaper by almost two dollars.)

Preparing Your Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Rinse the chicken in cold water and pat dry.
  3. Place the chicken in an oven-safe dish.
  4. Shake the honey garlic sauce and pour over the chicken.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and then turn the chicken over.
  6. Continue to bake for a total another 25 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160°F - 165°F.

Suggestions for Side Dishes

  • I find that rice is the best side dish to serve with this chicken. It can be on the side or you can serve it as I do by placing the chicken on a bed of rice.
  • Steamed broccoli, green beans, carrots, or any vegetable goes very nicely with this dish.
  • Side salad will make this dish a great meal.
  • Fried rice and a vegetable stir fry go well with honey garlic chicken as well.
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Side Salad

Side Salad

Let's Eat

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy this recipe.

© 2012 Susan Zutautas

Comments

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 07, 2017:

Rebecca, Fast and easy for those nights you don't feel like doing a lot of prep work in the kitchen.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 07, 2017:

Yum! I cook lots of chicken dishes, and this is SO easy. Thanks for this idea, as honey-garlic is one of my favorite flavors!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 03, 2016:

Peg I hope that you enjoy the honey garlic chicken. Merry Christmas!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 03, 2016:

Vicki, If you do try this recipe with honey and garlic please let me know how it turns out. Merry Christmas!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on December 02, 2016:

This one made me hungry and it's still morning! What a great, easy recipe with simple instructions for preparation. I can't wait to try this one out. We love dinners that are served on a bed of rice.

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on December 01, 2016:

I read this 4 years ago! It still looks great! I wonder if just putting regular honey and garlic would have the same effect as the honey garlic sauce? I love cooking with chicken thighs--my favorite part of the chicken! Great recipe!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 23, 2012:

Sharon, That sounds good. I'll have to try the sauce that way.

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on March 22, 2012:

Well, I am not one to measure anything, okay. But I mixed some honey, garlic powder, brown sugar and a little water and basted the chicken with it. It was yummy!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 22, 2012:

Sharon, How do you make your honey garlic sauce?

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on March 22, 2012:

Funny that earlier this morning, and know I am reading this hub, I took a package of chicken thighs out of the freezer for dinner. I don't have a honey garlic sauce but I do have both separate ingredients. Gonna try this - yummm! I think I'll make some roasted potatoes with it too. Thanks Susan!

jacy albertson from Oviedo fl on March 17, 2012:

Oh, yeah, I ALWAYS add garlic. That's a given. : )

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 17, 2012:

albertsj, I'll have to try the honey with soy sauce. I suppose I could add garlic to it as well. Thanks for telling me this. Hope you enjoy this with the honey garlic sauce.

jacy albertson from Oviedo fl on March 17, 2012:

I actually once made something very similar to this once. The only difference was that I used honey with soy sauce. My mouth is watering from just staring at the pics. I'm making this easy recipe, tomorrow.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 07, 2012:

tobey & Cloverleaf, Thank you both.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on March 07, 2012:

Duh...I meant to say I love honey and garlic and it would go great with that ginger dressing! Lol!

Cloverleaf from Calgary, AB, Canada on March 07, 2012:

Yummy! Great recipe, Susan!

tobey100 from Whites Creek, Tennessee on March 07, 2012:

O..M..G Now I'm hungry. Voted Up.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 07, 2012:

RH, I will try the Asian salad for sure :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 07, 2012:

drbj, It is quite a fast and very easy dish to make. Hope you enjoy this.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 07, 2012:

Ruby, Thanks, I think you'll like this.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on March 06, 2012:

Yeah try it!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 06, 2012:

b. Malin, It's so easy to make with just the sauce and the chicken. I make this on the nights that I don't feel like cooking :)

drbj and sherry from south Florida on March 06, 2012:

Honey garlic flavored chicken is one of my all-time favorites, Susan, so I was really pleased to find you had published this yummy and simple recipe with its great photos. You know I will try it. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 06, 2012:

This makes me hungry just looking at the picture, honey garlic sauce is on my shopping list..Thank you..

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 06, 2012:

sen.sush, Nice to meet you, and thank you.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 06, 2012:

RH, I've never had an Asian salad before. Something new to try. Thanks.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 06, 2012:

Thanks Frank :)

b. Malin on March 06, 2012:

I simply Love "Honey Garlic Chicken" and this Recipe is Wonderful Susan...with only 2 Ingredients...and the Broccoli is the Perfect Side Dish along with a Salad. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 06, 2012:

Cardisa, Go ahead reach in and grab it :) I've wanted to do that with your recipes too.

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on March 06, 2012:

This is a wonderful solution for the busy single man rushing to work on Sunday. Offering a moment or two of relaxation, a tasty treat, and wellness benefits. Printed and placed in the "Got'ta do kitchen file!"

kelleyward on March 06, 2012:

Beautiful plate full of yummy food. Thanks for this easy but tasty looking dinner idea!

Dexter Yarbrough from United States on March 06, 2012:

Susan! I want to thank you for a terrific hub (that I am bookmarking) and for a great idea for dinner tonight! Great photos and recipe. Voted up, up and away!

Sushmita from Kolkata, India on March 06, 2012:

This is a fine dish. Quick to make and with ingredients easily available, anywhere. Though I would not get the sauce probably in my local stores too, I can improvise this recipe easily. Voted up interesting.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on March 06, 2012:

THis is great - looks like I could quickly prepare a delicious main dish when I'm in a hurry. I love ginger and garlic - and I bet an Asian salad with that ginger dressing would be sweet too! I make that a lot:) kids approve and I know they will eat this too!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 06, 2012:

Susan.. Im just gonna ask you. because you know recipes.. a bookmark one here :) Frank

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on March 06, 2012:

Yummy! You have the most delightful recipes! I don't know if I can get that sauce here but it seems pretty easy to prepare and you plate makes me want to reach into the computer and steal it from your table...lol

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 06, 2012:

Vincent, Victoria, and tlpogue, Thanks everyone and hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do. Hope that you all have a great day.

Tammy from USA on March 05, 2012:

Now I am hungry...

Chicken is one of my favorite dishes. I will be sure to bookmark this and give it a shot. Thanks! (Thank you for all the comments and support you have sent my way!) :)

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on March 05, 2012:

I agree with Vincent--honey, garlic, broccoli, chicken. Looks great. Lots of votes Bookmarking!

Vincent Moore on March 05, 2012:

I love honey garlic anything. I can just taste that chicken in my mouth, with a fork of broccoli served up as well. Yummy, lip smacking good.