Easy honey garlic chicken thighs

Easy honey garlic chicken thighs

Easy honey garlic chicken thighs with sticky sauce is perfect for weeknight dinners when served with steamed rice and greens. 
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken thighs, honey garlic chicken, Honey garlic chicken thighs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 198kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 4-8 chicken thighs (1-2 per person, depending on size)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce/Tamari
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3-4 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • Season the chicken thighs with salt then brown in a large, hot frying pan for 7-10 minutes per side until well browned on both sides. If a lot of fat rendered from the chicken, pour off and reserve for later use. 
  • Combine the soy sauce, honey, garlic, water and lemon juice and taste for seasoning, Adjust to taste then pour into the pan with the chicken. 
  • Simmer the chicken thighs in the honey garlic sauce, glazing the chicken every few minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced and thickened. 
  • Check and adjust seasoning then serve with rice and vegetables. 


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 300mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.2mg