Soy & Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs
By Alex C
Senior Food Writer at Pro Home Cooks
One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to cooking is that more equals better. More flavor or more ingredients in a dish is somehow going to equal a better final product. I’m here to tell you that this is just not true. If I have learned anything over my many years of home cooking, it’s that more does not equal better. Today I'm going to showcase that concept by sharing one of my favorite recipes: Soy Garlic Chicken Thighs.
One of my most popular recipes of all time on the channel is chicken teriyaki which makes sense because chicken teriyaki is the best. However, my soy garlic chicken thighs is a simplified five ingredient version of that but it is still incredibly delicious and comes together much faster.
The sauce only consists of three ingredients, freshly minced garlic, honey, and soy sauce. While reducing the sauce down into a sticky saucy glossy teriyaki replica, the chicken gets tossed into finish cooking. I serve everything over some freshly made white rice and some broccoli! Made in just a few minutes, you have a balance sweet and savory broccoli and garlic chicken dish.
Soy Garlic Chicken Thighs
- 1 pound of boneless chicken thighs, skin on
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- Slight less than 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 head of broccoli
- Place the chicken skin in your air fryer at 350 degrees for 15 minutes to allow the fat to render out.
- In the meantime, season your chicken thighs lightly with salt and pepper. Cut the broccoli into florets and roughly chop the garlic.
- Once the skin is golden and crispy, remove from the pan and pour the fat into a non stick skillet on medium high heat. Sear your chicken for 1.5 - 2 minutes on both sides.
- Remove the thighs from the pan and drop in your broccoli. Toss to coat in the chicken fat and let cook for 1-2 minutes or until bright green in color. Remove from the pan.
- Next, add in the chopped garlic. If you need more fat you can add a little bit of oil.
- Sauté for 15 seconds and then pour in the soy sauce and honey. Bring to a light simmer and place your chicken thighs and its juices back in the pan.
- Cook for another minutes to reduce and thicken the sauce. Serve with white rice and broccoli!
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