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Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs are an easy chicken recipe, perfect for dinner any night of the week

Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Jacqueline


  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 soy sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha optional
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Season chicken thighs on both sides with red pepper and salt. 
  • Place a large heavy bottomed skillet (I used cast iron) over medium high heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin side down, to the skillet. Work in batches if necessary, but don't over crowd the chicken (it won't brown properly).
  • After 5-6, minutes, flip the chicken thighs and repeat until both sids are crispy and golden. 
  • Meanwhile, combine honey, soy sauce, garlic, zest, lime juice and sriracha in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. 
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken in the skillet. Turn the heat down slightly to medium. 
  • Simmer slowly for about 10 minutes, until chicken thighs are cooked through and sauce has reduced, basting the sauce over the top halfway through cooking. 
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately over white rice.