Baked chicken thighs with soy and honey

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Juicy, tender, baked chicken legs with soy and honey are quickly tossed in with just a few ingredients.

An easy dinner ready in less than 30 minutes with a delicious honey and soy sauce. Boneless, skinless baked chicken thighs are easy to make in a pan. The perfect recipe for the week or the weekend!


Most people prefer juicy thigh meat because they are full of flavor, but they may not be familiar with how to bake them in the oven. Cutting the thighs in a pan is usually the easiest and most popular option, however the thighs are just as easy to roast or bake.

Chicken thighs make delicious natural bread juices that mix with the sauce as it bakes. It only takes a few minutes of prep time to have juicy, tender baked chicken legs.

Let the oven do the work for you!

Should I use skinless boneless chicken thighs or skinless boneless? I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this recipe because they produce the best results. However, you can use thighs with bone-in skin if you have them on hand. They work just as well with this recipe, but will take about 10 more minutes to cook. Watch them.


Take a large, shallow bowl to collect the marinade. You just need:

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  • Soy sauce (use low sodium soy to control the amount of sodium entering)
  • Honey
  • Green onions (or shallots)
  • Cooking oil (use vegetable oil or canola oil)
  • Fresh minced garlic
  • White vinegar (apple vinegar or rice wine can be used instead)
  • Sesame oil (completely optional)
  • Fresh minced ginger

As always, you can substitute any ingredient you don't like to make these baked chicken drumsticks suitable for your taste.


Mix the marinade ingredients together before adding the chicken and marinade for 30 minutes or overnight. If you don't have time to marinate, don't worry too much. The sauce has a lot of flavor, you can get away with cooking immediately

CAN YOU COOK CHICKEN IN YOUR MARINADE? Yes, you can in this recipe because the marinade is cooked together with the baked chicken thighs.


You don't want to stand in front of your stove after trying our baked chicken drumsticks recipe!

Rinse the thighs first, then pat dry with paper towels before seasoning. Using a cast iron skillet or baking pan to cook them, place the chicken thighs in a single layer and pour over the marinade.

How long do I cook chicken thighs in the oven and what temperature?

Bake the boneless skinless thighs at 425 ° F (or 220 ° C) for 20-25 minutes, rotating them twice as you bake to ensure they remain juicy while baking. Lastly, grill over high heat to get charred edges for 5 minutes.

Baked chicken thighs must have an internal reading of 165 ° F (or 70 ° C).

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Honey Soy Baked Chicken Drumsticks launch quickly with just a few ingredients, ready in under 30 minutes. With a delicious soy honey sauce, this is the perfect recipe for dinner on weekdays or weekends!

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Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 25 minutes Total: 35 minutes Serves: 6 people.


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (or 4 large garlic cloves, minced)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar (apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar – OPTIONAL)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil OPTIONAL
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 2 1/2 pounds (1.2 kg) chicken thighs (skinless, boneless)
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • In a shallow bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, green onions, cooking oil, garlic, vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger. Mix well and let stand.
  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Trim excess fat. Season with salt and pepper, then transfer the chicken to the bowl with the marinade. Cover and marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes if weather permits (or overnight).
  • Preheat oven to 425 ° F (220 ° C).
  • Transfer the chicken along with the marinade to a cast iron skillet or baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning twice while baking to make sure the chicken doesn't dry out on top.
  • Grill 5 minutes over high heat until golden brown and lightly charred around the edges. Chicken must have an internal temperature of 165 ° F (or 70 ° C).
  • Garnish with parsley and optional sesame seeds.
  • Serve chicken with skillet juices over steamed rice, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, regular noodles, or mashed potatoes.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 17 g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 524 mg | Potassium: 511mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 85 IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.9mg


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