Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

4 Servings
28 min

Holy moly is this delicious!!! This Honey Garlic Chicken is so yummy AND so healthy. Seriously and not to brag, but everyone who has tried it loves it!

My family can be pretty divided when it comes to flavor. My husband and daughter are drawn to more savory dishes, whereas my son and I crave sweeter foods. That’s why we love this Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe. This dish offers the perfect balance of sweet and savory, ultimately satisfying the whole household!


From time to time we really enjoy cooking with honey. Although we know honey is high in sugar and calories, there are benefits to cooking with honey worth pointing out.

Lets start with the obvious: honey is thick, gooey and delicious! And it’s made by honeybees, which is pretty amazing (and your kids will love hearing about it, so check out our  DIY Cork Honeybees Craft!). On another note, studies have demonstrated high quality honey contains many  important antioxidants which may help lower blood pressure and thus reduce one’s risk of heart disease.

It’s important to choose your honey carefully. Many honey products out there don’t contain the purest forms of honey and may include added ingredients, like high fructose syrup. This article from  NDTV Food is pretty informative:  How to Check if Your Honey is Pure or Adulterated.


We wanted a more tender and flavorful piece of chicken for this dish, so we opted for chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. The truth is that chicken thighs are higher in fat than chicken breasts. That’s why chicken thighs are so moist and juicy!

Thankfully, the type of fat that chicken thighs contains, called monounsaturated fat, is actually considered to be a “good” kind of fat. In fact, the  American Heart Association says that monounsaturated fat can have  beneficial effects on our hearts when consumed in moderation and in place of saturated and trans fats.


We served this chicken with rice. After all, we couldn’t possibly let all that extra sauce go to waste! And the sauce-soaked rice truly was delicious. Since our kids are broccoli lovers, we added some fresh, steamed broccoli to our plates. However, many other veggies would go nicely with this dish as well.

Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 13 Minutes Total time: 28 min
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  • 4-6 chicken thighs (boneless & skinless)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1-2 T olive oil
Honey Garlic Sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • sesame seeds (as garnish)
  • parsley (as garnish)

Season chicken thighs with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Sear chicken for 6-8 minutes on each side and until cooked through.
Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chicken, cover pan, and cook on low for 3-5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Top chicken with a pinch of sesame seeds and parsley. Serve chicken with rice, pasta and/or a veggie of choice!
Marcie and Julie at Platein28
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  • Deanna Deanna on Apr 23, 2021

    Just so happens i have all the ingredients and I'm making this right now! Thank you for the recipe. I'm very sure we WILL LOVE IT!