Easy Asian Baked Chicken Thighs

Looking for a quick and fuss-free family dinner? Try our Asian Baked Chicken Thighs! These delicious thighs are a breeze to make and sure to please everyone at the dinner table. Whether you’re a busy parent or just want a tasty Asian-inspired dish, this recipe is a winner. Ready in 30 minutes.

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Asian baked chicken thigh on a bed of rice.

Asian baked chicken thighs recipe

This delicious Asian Chicken Thighs recipe is my go-to after busy basketball practices! It’s incredibly easy to make, and the sweet and savory honey soy sauce is a hit with the whole family. Paired with rice and fresh veggies, it’s the perfect, nourishing dinner for hungry kids.

Why you should try this recipe:

  • Quick and Tasty: Get a delicious dinner on the table fast! This chicken recipe is ready in under 30 minutes from prep to plate.
  • Kid-Approved: Even the picky eaters will love the sweet and savory sauce on these tender chicken thighs.
  • Versatile: Serve it with your favorite side dish such as rice, noodles, or veggies.

This recipe is my new go-to! So easy to make, even on busy weeknights, and the flavor is delicious. My whole family loves it! Thank you!!

Camilla

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you will need to make Asian baked chicken thighs:

Ingredients needed to make Asian baked chicken thighs.

For the Sauce:

  • Honey – you can adjust the sweetness to your liking.
  • Soy sauce – use Tamari for gluten-free sauce.
  • Garlic – fresh garlic, not the garlic powder.
  • Ginger – fresh ginger, sliced.
  • Lime juice – freshly juiced.

For the Chicken:

  • Chicken thighs – I used boneless chicken thighs with skin on. If using thighs with bone-in, adjust cooking time accordingly.
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • White pepper

See the full list of ingredients in the recipe card below👇

Savings Tips:

Buying bone-in chicken thighs is a fantastic way to save money! You can easily remove the bones yourself or ask your butcher for help. Plus, you’ll have those flavorful bones to create a delicious homemade chicken broth that’s perfect for soups and sauces.

How to Make Asian baked chicken thighs

The soy and honey marinade in a measurement cup.

Step 1: In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, lime juice, minced garlic, and sliced ginger. Set aside.

Uncooked chicken thighs in a frying pan.

Step 2: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and season with salt, garlic powder, and white pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Fried chicken thighs with green onions and soy sauce.

Step 3: Add green onions and drizzle the reserved honey soy sauce over the chicken. Mix.

chicken thighs are baking in the oven.

Step 4: Transfer the skillet to a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) and bake for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Flip the chicken thighs over and bake for another 5 minutes or until cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened.

Step 6: Serve the chicken thighs immediately with your favorite sides, such as basmati rice and broccoli.

two golden looking bake chicken thighs served with rice and broccoli.
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How to store

To store your leftover chicken thighs with honey-sesame glaze, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 3-4 days. When reheating, use an oven or toaster oven to maintain the crispy skin.

To freeze your chicken thighs with honey-sesame glaze, cool them to room temperature, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or an airtight container, label them with the date, and store them in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

FAQ

Can I use a different cut of chicken?

Yes, you can substitute the thighs with chicken breasts, drumsticks, or chicken quarters. Adjust the cooking time as needed to ensure the chicken is cooked through.

How do I know when the chicken is cooked through?

The chicken is cooked when its internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). You can use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.

Is this chicken dish gluten-free?

These Asian Baked Chicken Thighs are gluten-free thanks to the use of tamari sauce, making them a safe and delicious option for those with gluten intolerance or dietary preferences.

Can I make the dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the chicken thighs with honey-soy in advance and reheat them when ready to serve.

❄️ Storing, Freezing, and Reheating

  • Storing: Leftover chicken thighs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: For longer storage or meal prep, cooked chicken thighs freeze beautifully. Place the cooled thighs in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating:
    • From refrigerator:
      • Oven: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Place chicken on a baking sheet, cover with foil and heat for 10-15 minutes.
      • Stovetop: Heat a bit of oil in a skillet over medium-low. Add thighs and warm through, turning occasionally. Add a splash of water or broth to keep the sauce moist.
    • From frozen: Thaw frozen chicken thighs in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat using one of the methods above.
Have you tried this recipe? If so, I'd greatly appreciate it if you could leave a star rating and share your thoughts in a comment. Your feedback means a lot to me, and it can also help others who are interested in trying it out. Thank you! 🌟👩‍🍳
Golden baked chicken thigh on rice with broccoli.

Easy Asian Baked Chicken Thighs

Elena Elliott
These Easy Asian Chicken Thighs are bursting with flavor and incredibly simple to make. Baked in a sweet and sour honey soy sauce, they're perfect for a quick family dinner that everyone will enjoy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine asian
Servings 4 serves

Ingredients
  

  • 6  boneless chicken thighs skin-on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Honey-soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce use tamari for gluten-free sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional) skip for a kid-friendly version
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cm fresh ginger, sliced finely grated
  • 2 spring onions, sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).
  • Make the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, lime juice, minced garlic, sliced ginger, and chili flakes if using. Set aside.
  • Fry the chicken: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and season with salt, garlic powder, and white pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  • Add the sauce: Add green onions and drizzle the reserved honey soy sauce over the chicken. Mix.
  • Bake: Transfer the skillet to a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) and bake for 10 minutes.
    Flip the chicken thighs over and bake for another 5 minutes or until cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened.

Notes

To ensure the chicken is cooked through, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. It should reach 165°F (74°C) for safe consumption.
Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months for a quick meal.

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Keyword asian chicken, baked chicken
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