The best honey ginger glazed chicken recipe

This is undoubtedly your new go-to recipe for busy weeknights! This honey ginger chicken recipe is ready in under 30 minutes, calls for only a handful of simple ingredients, and boasts a flavor that’s simply out of this world. You’ll love it, your kids will too, and you’ll love me for sharing it with you.­čĄş 

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Golden fried chicken thighs on a plate served with broccoli and snow peas.

Why we love this recipe

Since the first time I made this meal for my family, it quickly became one of our favorites. It’s incredibly easy to make and the taste? Absolutely amazing. Pair it with some fluffy basmati rice, and you’ve got yourself a nourishing and delicious dinner. Now, let’s take a look at what you’ll need to make it.

Ingredients

ingredients needed to make honey ginger chicken recipe.

The ingredient list is short:

  • Chicken meat: I opted for boneless chicken thighs, but chicken breast works just as well.
  • Soy sauce: I always use tamari as a gluten-free option, but coconut aminos are a great alternative.
  • Honey.
  • Fresh ginger.
  • Fresh garlic.
  • Lime or lemon juice
  • Your favorite vegetables: Think green beans, broccoli, bell peppers, etc. You can even grab a bag of stir-fry veggies from the supermarket for convenience.
  • Olive oil.
  • Green onions and toasted sesame seeds for serving (optional)

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How to make it

soy sauce based marinade for chicken in a white bowl with a spoon.
  1. First thing first, let’s make the sauce. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and ginger. Give it a good mix until everything is well combined, then set it aside for later use.
a raw chicken thigh in a plate covered with corn flour.

2. Now, it’s time to prep the chicken thighs. Season them generously with salt and black pepper, then coat each piece in either corn or rice flour.

six chicken thighs frying in a skillet.

3. Heat up a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, carefully place the chicken thighs in the skillet, skin-side down. Let them cook for about 7-8 minutes on each side until they’re nearly cooked through. Once the chicken is done, transfer it to a plate and set it aside.

marinade in a large frying pan.

4. Now, add the ginger honey sauce to the frying pan and let it simmer for a couple of minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Remember to reserve some of the sauce for later use.

cooked golden chicken thighs in a frying pan.

5. As the sauce begins to thicken slightly, return the chicken to the skillet. Let it cook for a couple more minutes on each side, ensuring it’s nicely coated with the sauce. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the skillet and set it aside again.

cooked chicken thighs served with broccoli and snow peas.

6. Time to cook the vegetables. Add them to the skillet along with the reserved sauce, ensuring everything is evenly coated. Cook the veggies for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure they’re nicely coated and cooked through.

Serve your delicious honey ginger chicken alongside the veggies immediately, and enjoy!

How to serve

Our favorite way to enjoy honey ginger chicken thighs is by serving them with basmati rice. The juicy chicken, along with fluffy rice and stir-fried vegetables, is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family.

How to store

If you find yourself with leftover chicken, simply place it into an airtight container and refrigerate it for 3-4 days. It’s perfect for a tasty lunch the next day.

honey ginger glazed chicken thighs fully cooked ready to be served on a white plate with green vegeatbles.

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deliciously looking golden chicken thighs on a plate served with broccoli and green snow peas.

Honey ginger glazed chicken recipe

Elena Elliott
Try our delicious and easy-to-make honey ginger glazed chicken recipe. Tender chicken is coated in a sweet and tangy glaze that caramelizes beautifully. Served with freshly cooked rice it makes a perfect weeknight dinner that will become a family favorite in no time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine asian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Honey Ginger Chicken Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce use tamari if gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, grated or pressed
  • 1/2 lime, juiced

Chicken and veggies

  • 6 boneless chicken thighs, skin on
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced snow peas

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and ginger. Mix well and set aside.
    4 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon grated ginger, 2-3 garlic cloves, grated or pressed, 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and black pepper, then coat each piece in corn or rice flour.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, carefully place the chicken thighs in the skillet, skin-side down. Cook for 7-8 minutes on each side until nearly cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Remove any excess fat from the skillet. Add the ginger honey sauce and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet, coating it with the sauce. Cook for a few more minutes on each side until fully cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Add assorted vegetables to the skillet along with the reserved sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender and coated with the sauce.
  • Serve the glazed chicken alongside vegetables. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Control Sauce Thickness: To achieve the desired consistency of the sauce, adjust the cooking time accordingly. If the sauce is too thin, simmer it for a few more minutes until it thickens slightly. Conversely, if it becomes too thick, you can thin it out with a splash of water or chicken broth.
  2. Don’t Overcook: To ensure juicy and tender chicken, be careful not to overcook it. Cook the chicken just until it’s cooked through, as overcooking can result in dry meat. Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165┬░F (75┬░C), and remove the chicken from the skillet promptly once it reaches this temperature.
Keyword glazed chicken
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