Sticky and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken made simple, with the most amazing and addictive 5-ingredient honey garlic!
Ingredients• 6 chicken thighs, bone in or out, with or without skin • Salt and pepper, to season • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, to season • 6 cloves garlic, crushed • 1/3 cup honey • 1/4 cup water (or chicken broth) • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar, or any white vinegar) • 1 tablespoon soy sauce • Optional - green onions and/or sesame seeds
For oven-baked, bone-in thighs: Preheat oven at 400°F or 200°C. Sear chicken in an ovenproof skillet or pan, skin side down first for 3 minutes. Flip and sear for a further 3 minutes until browned each side. Then bake in the oven for a further 20-25 minutes, until completely cooked through and no longer pink inside. Continue directions from the sauce, onwards.
Season your chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cover the chicken thighs with butcher paper.
Heat a pan or skillet over medium-high heat on your stovetop; Lightly sear your chicken thigh fillets or breast fillets on both sides until golden and cooked through.
If you are using bone-in thighs: Reduce your heat after searing on both sides, cover the skillet with a lid, flip the chicken every 5 minutes to ensure it is cooked evenly. Continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Drain 3/4ths of the excess oil from the pan, leaving the rest to ensure properly moist, and delicious chicken.
Now that the chicken is done, we will move on to our sauce: First, we will arrange the chicken skin-side up in the pan (if applicable); place the crushed garlic cloves between the chicken and fry for around 30 seconds. Gently pour in your honey, water, vinegar, and soy sauce. Increase heat to medium-high, continue to cook until the sauce reduces and becomes slightly thick, you can expect this to take 3 to 4 minutes.
Garnish your honey garlic chicken with chopped green onions or sesame seeds and serve over your choice of sides. Enjoy!
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