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Honey Garlic Baked Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 chicken thighs
Calories: 205kcal
Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs are the perfect weeknight dinner! Sweet honey, tangy garlic and spicy red pepper flakes dress up ordinary chicken in this easy dish. Just toss the ingredients together and bake! Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is a staple recipe our family makes again and again.
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  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour and paprika.
    1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Coat each chicken thigh in the flour mixture and place in a greased or foil lined dish.
    how to make honey garlic chicken thighs
  • Sprinkle each thigh with salt and pepper. Place in a baking dish
    1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    how to make honey garlic chicken thighs
  • In a separate bowl, mix the honey, soy sauce, and garlic.
    1/4 cup honey, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 4 garlic cloves
    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 red pepper flakes, 6 boneless skinless
    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.
  • 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 165F. 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!


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg