Honey Sesame Garlic Chicken Thighs

Last Updated on July 9, 2024

These honey garlic chicken thighs are a perfect blend of sweet and savory, making for an easy and delicious dinner. With the addition of sesame oil, this recipe brings a subtle nutty flavor that enhances the dish beautifully.

Honey Sesame Garlic Chicken Thighs

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Protein: Poultry
Cut: Chicken Thighs
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb ButcherBox Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch optional for thickening
  • 2 green onions sliced, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds for garnish


  • Prepare Marinade: In a small bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, rice vinegar, salt, and black pepper.
  • Marinate Chicken: Place the chicken thighs in a large zip-top bag or shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring all pieces are well-coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours for deeper flavor.
  • Cook Chicken: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade (reserve the marinade) and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, until fully cooked and caramelized. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Thicken Sauce (optional): If you prefer a thicker sauce, mix the cornstarch with a little water to create a slurry. Add the reserved marinade to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Combine and Serve: Return the chicken thighs to the skillet, coating them with the sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to ensure the chicken is well-coated and heated through. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
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