EASY HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN

EASY HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN
EASY HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

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

  • 1

    tablespoon soy sauce

Directions

Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder; set aside. Heat a pan or skillet over medium high heat; sear chicken thigh fillets or breast fillets on both sides until golden and cooked through. FOR BONE IN THIGHS: Reduce heat after searing on both sides, cover skillet with a lid and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, while turning every 5 minutes until done. Alternatively, see notes for oven method. Drain most of the excess oil from the pan, leaving about 2 tablespoons of pan juiced for added flavour. FOR SAUCE: When chicken is done and cooked through, arrange chicken skin-side up in the pan (if cooking with skin); add the garlic between the chicken and fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add the honey, water, vinegar and soy sauce. Increase heat to medium-high and continue to cook until the sauce reduces down and thicken slightly (about 3-4 minutes). Garnish with parsley and serve over vegetables, rice, pasta or with a salad. NOTES *For chicken breasts: use 3 breasts, sliced horizontally in half. Sear breast fillets on each side until golden and cooked through (about 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your fillets). Continue directions from the sauce, onwards. **For oven baked, bone-in thighs: Preheat oven at 400°F or 200°C. Sear chicken in an oven proof 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.

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