Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

If you haven’t given chicken thighs a try in a while, now is the time. They are rich in taste and offer a tender, juicy texture. 

These honey glazed chicken thighs are easy to prepare and are great options for a weeknight meal or post-run weekend lunch. Be sure to select boneless and skinless thighs, as they’re easier to cook and are less work to eat. The honey glaze brings a sweet note to this recipe that will have your kids asking for seconds or thirds. These chicken thighs pair great with a simple green salad with shaved parmesan cheese or with baked sweet potatoes drizzled with honey. If you have any leftovers, use them cut up and tossed into a salad.  

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Chicken thighs feature rich flavor and a tender texture.

Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

If you haven’t given chicken thighs a try in a while, now is the time. Chicken thighs are rich in taste and offer a tender, juicy texture. 
These honey glazed chicken thighs are easy to prepare and are great options for a weeknight meal or post-run weekend lunch. They pair great with a simple green salad or with baked sweet potatoes. 
Makes 6 chicken thighs
Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, chicken thighs, dinner, honey chicken, lunch
Author Shayla Ebsen

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Place the butter and olive oil in a medium frying pan and heat on medium. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Meanwhile, generously salt and pepper the top and bottom of each chicken thigh. 
  • Arrange the chicken thighs in the frying pan and turn down heat to medium low. Fry for about 5 minutes. Turn over the chicken thighs and continue frying for another 5 minutes. 
  • Make space in the center of the frying pan and pour the honey into the space. Gently whisk the honey into the butter/oil mixture and gently tilt the pan to continue mixing the honey and oils together. 
  • Reduce heat to low, flipping the chicken every few minutes to create a honey glaze on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan and arrange on plates. Drizzle a bit of the honey glaze onto each chicken thigh, if desired. 
  • Serve with a salad of arugula and baby spinach with grated parmesan cheese, or with your favorite side dish. 
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