Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe Best Chicken Recipe Ever! | @bestrecipebox


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 352 kcal
You can also cook boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe and the chicken is still juicy and delicious! We've always used chicken thighs because they're more flavorful, but any cut of chicken will work.


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar or regular distilled vinegar
  • 1 pound bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 5-6 cloves garlic , minced
  • chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In bowl, mix honey, soy sauce and vinegar together. Set aside.
  3. Pat dry the chicken. Season both sides of chicken thighs with paprika and ground black pepper.

  4. Heat large, oven-safe skillet on medium high heat. Melt butter, then place chicken thighs skin-side down and sear until skin is brown. Flip chicken and sear bottom side until browned, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic to the chicken and cook for about 1 minute, or until the garlic is softened. Remove chicken from heat.
  6. Slowly add the marinade into the skillet with the chicken.
  7. Transfer chicken skillet to oven and bake the chicken for about 25 minutes or until chicken thighs are cooked through. Occasionally baste the chicken with the sauce.
  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley. Serve warm over rice or pasta.