This Asian honey soy chicken has that sweet-salty-spicy flavor profile which I find totally irresistible. Chicken thighs are baked, cut into bite-sized pieces and finished with a quick stir-fry to glaze them in honey-soy-chili deliciousness!The most frequent request I get from my followers is for quick and easy dinner recipes. So here you go. This Asian honey soy chicken recipe is fast and full of great flavor. In 30 minutes you can get dinner on the table, including rice and a simple side, like stir-fried snow peas or sliced cucumber salad.
It’s is so irresistibly good I had a hard time photographing it without sneaking tastes.
LET’S MAKE DELICIOUS HONEY SOY CHICKEN!
- The first step in this recipe is to bake the boneless skinless chicken thighs in a 425ºF preheated oven for 20 minutes.
- While the thighs are baking in the oven you’ll have plenty of time to make the honey soy glaze.
- To make the honey soy glaze, whisk up a mixture of honey, soy sauce, water, unseasoned rice vinegar and sesame oil. Simmer the glaze for 10 minutes or so, until it’s thickened and deep brown. Add ginger and crushed red pepper flakes.
- When the chicken comes out of the oven, cut it into bite-sized pieces and add it to the skillet with the honey soy mixture.
- Glaze the chicken by stirring and tossing it in the honey soy mixture, until it’s coated with delicious honey soy glaze.
SERVE HONEY SOY CHICKEN WITH RICE AND SCALLIONS!
Scoop some rice into a bowl with a generous heap of honey soy chicken on top.
Sprinkle generously with chopped scallions.
WHY I LOVE THIS RECIPE
- It’s got the exciting flavor punch of Chinese takeout without all the grease.
- It’s a great recipe for the whole family. Bite-sized and boneless chicken means even the fussy eaters are happy.
- I can cook a dinner that everyone loves in a half hour!
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Here are a few of my personal favorite quick and easy family friendly dinner recipes:
- Chinese Orange Chicken (better and healthier than take out)
- Tex-Mex Tortilla Casserole (vegetarian)
- Quick Turkey Ragu (turkey meat sauce that tastes like bolognese)
- Quick Cuban Black Beans (with bacon – serve with rice for a full meal)
- Cuban Picadillo: Ground beef stew (scrumptious!)
Now here’s the recipe for Asian honey soy chicken. Please let me know what you think – your comments are greatly appreciated!Print
Asian Honey Soy Chicken
A quick and easy chicken dinner: baked chicken thighs finished in a hot pan with honey soy glaze. Delicious with fluffy white rice.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 5 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: skillet
- Cuisine: Asian
- For the Chicken:
- 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (10–12 depending on size)
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- For the Glaze:
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Sides and Garnish:
- Rice to serve alongside, optional
- 6 scallions, trimmed and sliced crosswise, to garnish
- Preheat oven to 425ºF. Spread a tablespoon or two of olive oil over the bottom of a large glass baking pan or jellyroll pan. Lay the chicken thighs out in a single layer in the pan, making sure to unfold them fully. It’s fine if the pan is crowded. They’ll shrink when they cook. Drizzle or brush another couple of tablespoons of oil over the tops of the chicken, using the back of a spoon or a pastry brush to coat them. Sprinkle the tops of the thighs with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Cook in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes. When done, transfer to a cutting board and slice into bite-sized pieces.
- While the chicken is baking prepare the glaze and cook the rice, if using. Add the honey, soy sauce, water, vinegar and sesame oil to a large skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn down to medium and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until it reduces by about half and gets deep brown.
- Add the ginger and red pepper. Give it a stir. Add the chicken and turn the heat to high. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes, until the chicken has a beautiful amber glaze and almost all the sauce is absorbed.
- Serve over rice, if you like, with a generous sprinkle of sliced scallions.
[This post first appeared on Panning The Globe in Nov 2015. It was updated in Sept 2019 with added nutritional information and more clarifying details in the written post.]
Nutrition Information: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and is not a substitute for a the advice of a professional nutritionist.
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