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Easy Crispy Honey Chicken Thighs

Posted: February 21

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Easy Crispy Honey Chicken Thighs beat out other weeknight meals by a mile! In less than an hour, you can serve up savory chicken in a sweet, garlicky, citrusy, and buttery sauce that will make you want to scrape your plates to get at every last morsel. Easy Crispy Honey Chicken Thighs have a satisfying crunch that alleviates the crunch of the workday. It's an invitation to kick back a little after a long day.


4 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
5-6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon butter
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley, stems removed and chopped


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Pat the chicken thighs dry.

Step 3

Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 4

Drizzle the olive oil on the skin side of the chicken.

Step 5

Over medium heat on the stove-top, heat a cast-iron skillet or oven-safe pan.

Step 6

Add the chicken skin-side down and cook until very browned and crispy, about 10-15 minutes. Make sure that the fat touches the skillet during the cooking.

Step 7

Remove the skillet from the heat.

Step 8

Scatter the garlic beside the chicken.

Step 9

Roast the chicken in the oven until it is cooked through, reaching 165 degrees F in its thickest part, about 15 minutes.

Step 10

Transfer the chicken from the skillet to a plate and reserve the garlic and juices in the skillet.

Step 11

Add the butter, lemon juice, and honey to the skillet and heat over low heat. Use a wooden spoon to scrape any browned bits at the bottom of the skillet.

Step 12

When a cohesive sauce forms, add the chicken back to the skillet and spoon the sauce over it.

Step 13

Garnish with parsley and serve.

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