Honey & Garlic Chicken

An easy recipe that’s small on ingredients but big on flavor, this chicken dish will become a go-to favorite when asked, “What’s for dinner?”

For less dinner-time war wounds over who gets the last piece, I highly suggest you double the recipe.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

1/2 C. Honey

2 tsp. Minced Garlic

2 tsp. Salt

5 Chicken Thighs

2 T. Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray (like Olive Oil Pam Spray).

In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Once the oil is hot, carefully place the chicken thighs skin side down.  If you are doubling the recipe, you may need to do this in batches to ensure that each piece browns evenly.

Do not flip the chicken pieces until they release themselves when given a little prompting.  No forcing – patience is definitely a virtue here.

Once the chicken can be lifted, turn each piece over and cook for approximately 2 minutes more.

…meanwhile

Mix together the honey, minced garlic, and salt and set aside.IMG_2700

Place each chicken thigh skin side up in the prepared casserole dish and pour the reserved honey mixture evenly over each piece.

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Bake uncovered in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.

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Serve with the rice recipe below!

 

Easy Stovetop Rice

Using the same pan that you cooked the chicken, pour off all but approximately 2 T. of the grease.

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Add 2 C. Uncooked White Rice and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the rice begins to put off a nutty aroma.

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That’s your cue to add the liquid.

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Carefully pour in 4 C. Water and salt according to your preference.

Stir from time to time and cook until all of the liquid is absorbed.

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Adjust salt as needed and serve with Honey & Garlic Chicken.

Dinner is Ready!

 

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