The Best Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs Ever

These are the Best Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs Ever! And it doesn’t only look like it came from your favourite fancy Asian place, it actually tastes like it too! And…

Fried chicken thighs on a plate

These are the Best Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs Ever! And it doesn’t only look like it came from your favourite fancy Asian place, it actually tastes like it too! And it comes together in a snap!

By now you should probably know that I am always trying to create recipes that are:

  • Gluten-free (because of my gluten intolerance condition).
  • Healthy, means I only cook from scratch with the best ingredients that are available to me.
  • Family-friendly, my kids should eat it, no fuss at the table. (Mind you my husband would eat anything I cook, I am so lucky!)
  • Quick! Yes, it has to be quick. Who wants to spend hours and hours in the kitchen. Unless you are running a recipe blog of course 🙂

And these Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs are exactly all of the above and more. It is super easy to make, it doesn’t even require frying the chicken thighs in a frying pan. All done in one baking dish. Perfect family chicken dinner.

chicken thighs with bokchoy and coriander ready to eat

I will be keeping the post short today because it is Wednesday and we have basketball training. We actually have some kind of sports training every day (typical boys’ mum). And this is why this meal is an absolutely perfect week-night dinner. It can be prepared ahead and just reheated before you eat it. I will serve it with quinoa tonight, just because I felt like we were having too much rice lately. I’ll also add some bok choy for the healthy touch.

dinner table with chicken thighs, quinoa, and coriander

But you can try and add my FIVE-MINUTE ASIAN-STYLE PICKLED CUCUMBER SALAD. It is super quick, fresh, and delicious.

cucumber salad on a plate
https://aisforappleau.com/five-minute-asian-style-pickled-cucumber-salad/

And if you don’t know how to cook quinoa, I have a step-by-step guide on how to cook it in my ……. recipe.

Ok, I am off now. Please let me know in the comments below if you made it or tag me on Instagram. Thank you for reading!

And here is how to make The Best Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs Ever

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Fried chicken thighs on a plate

The Best Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs Ever


  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 4 serves 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Asian Glazed Chicken thigh dish doesn’t only look like it came from your favourite fancy Asian place, it also tastes like it! And it comes together in a snap!


Ingredients

Scale

6 free-range or organic chicken thighs skin-on, bone-in (you can use chicken breast or skinless chicken thighs if you prefer)

1/4 cup of rice vinegar

1/4 cup tamari sauce (gluten-free soy sauce)

1 tbsp of honey

1/2 tsp of chilli flakes (this is optional and not recommended if you are preparing this dish for kids :))

1 tbsp of sesame oil

2 cloves of garlic, pressed

2 cm of fresh ginger, finely grated

1 bunch of bok choy or any other vegetables like broccoli or green beans to serve

Fresh coriander to garnish


Instructions

Preheat your oven to 200’C (390’F)

Place rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, (dry chilli if using), honey, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Once the marinade is boiling, immediately turn the heat to the minimum and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

marinade in a saucepan

Place chicken in a large bowl and add 2/3 of the marinade. Mix it well until the chicken is completely covered in the marinade. If you have some time to spare you can leave the chicken to marinate. If you don’t, no worries at all, just proceed to the next step.

six chicken thighs in a marinade

Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish skin down and bake for 25 minutes. 

 

After 25 minutes, take your chicken out of the oven and turn the chicken thighs skin up. Using a kitchen brush, spread the remaining marinade on top of the chicken thighs and bake for another 15 minutes until the chicken turns nice and golden.

six chicken thighs in a baking dish

Dinner is ready!

 

 

Notes

This recipe was adapted from the beautiful Cafe Delites blog.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: oven cooked
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: chicken dinner, asian chicken, glazed chicken

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2 Comments

  1. Wow, it looks great! I love quick and healthy chicken recipes. I look forward to making it. Thanks for sharing.

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