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Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 chicken thighs
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is cooked in the ultimate sticky and spicy glaze, creating chicken thighs simply bursting with flavor.
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  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour and paprika.
    ¼ cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • Coat each chicken thigh in the flour mixture and place in a greased or foil lined dish.
    6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    how to make honey garlic chicken thighs
  • Sprinkle each thigh with salt and pepper. Place in a baking dish
    ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
    how to make honey garlic chicken thighs
  • In a separate bowl, mix the honey, soy sauce, and garlic.
    ¼ cup honey, 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 4 cloves garlic
    how to make honey garlic chicken thighs
  • Pour evenly over the chicken. You may need to flip them over once or twice to make sure they're coated completely in the sauce. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes to taste (if you don't like spicy, you can totally leave this off).
    1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    how to make honey garlic chicken thighs
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue baking for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve with rice or vegetables, with extra sauce on the side if desired.



  • This recipe uses boneless chicken thighs. Bone-in thighs will require a slightly longer cooking time and breasts will take less time to cook through.
  • Some readers noted that they recommend doubling the sauce!
  • For super easy clean up, line your baking dish with foil before adding the chicken.
  • The chicken is cooked through when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. The thighs should be an opaque white color when cut into.
  • Once cooked, let the chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. This will make sure that the thighs are extra juicy and flavorful!
Storage: Store honey garlic chicken thighs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg