Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

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Is there anything better than a paired down recipe that is easy to make yet still packed with flavor? 

That is exactly what we did in the WOT test kitchen when we made this recipe for Honey Ginger Garlic Chicken Thighs. It’s a very easy recipe to follow, and the flavors are an impressive and combination of sweet, savory, and bold (thanks to the ginger and garlic).

Tip: This recipe can be done with chicken breasts as well,  but thighs are easier to work with because of their size and the dark meat is also more tender. If you do use breasts, we suggest cutting them in half.

For serving, try pairing this chicken with rice, salad, or grilled vegetables.

You can also easily make this recipe gluten free, just be sure to sub out the soy sauce or tamari for a gluten free version.

Honey Ginger Garlic Chicken Thighs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes


  • 4 chicken thighs (bone and skin on)
  • light olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 small sweet onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 3 tbsp tamari or light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 green onions tops and light green part, thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Rinse and thoroughly dry chicken thighs. Season skin side with salt and pepper.
  • Over medium heat and in a cast iron skillet with lid, add olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. Once oil is hot, add chicken thighs, skin side down. Season the other side of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Brown chicken thighs skin side down for 5-7 minutes and then flip over for 2-3 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add the sliced onion, minced garlic and minced ginger to the pan, stir to combine. Let cook for 5 minutes. Add the soy sauce and honey to the pan and reduce to low. Stir to combine.
  • Return chicken to the pan, skin side down.
  • Cover pan and place in oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and flip the chicken, skin side up.
  • Uncovered, return to the oven for 5-7 minutes or until skin is golden brown.
To Serve
  • Plate chicken and top with the pan sauce, garnish with the sliced green onions.
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All photos by Lorianne DeVita 

by Camila Alves McConaughey