We eat a lot of chicken at my house. It’s a wonderful source of protein, it’s affordable, and there are endless ways to prepare it. Here’s a super simple recipe that’s become one of my go-to’s when I want a hot, delicious meal without spending much time in the kitchen.
This recipe works for any cut of chicken, whether bone-in, boneless or skinless. My favorite way to prepare it, though, is skin-on, boned thighs. The skin get so nice and crispy as it bakes.
Tip: When I make chicken, I like to cook extra so that I have plenty of leftovers for other meals. Meal-prepping like this is a huge time-saver and ensures that I always have a healthy entree at the ready.
Here’s how to make delicious honey baked chicken.
In a small bowl, use a spoon to thoroughly mix equal parts of honey and soy sauce (or soy-free sauce). Soy-free is what I prefer to use. My favorites are Coconut Aminos or Ocean’s Halo No-Soy Soy Free Sauce.
Use a silicone basting brush to generously brush the honey-soy mixture over the top and side of the chicken.
Then sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (or regular salt and pepper).
Now it’s ready to bake. Like I said, it’s SO easy!
Easy honey baked chicken recipe by Michelle Rogers Healthy Living
- Bone-in chicken thighs (or any other cut of your choice)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup soy sauce or soy-free substitute
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the chicken on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, use a spoon to thoroughly mix equal parts of honey and soy sauce (or soy-free sauce). Soy-free is what I prefer to use. My favorites are Coconut Aminos or Ocean’s Halo No-Soy Soy Free Sauce.
- Use a silicone basting brush to generously brush the honey-soy mixture over the top and sides of the chicken.
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. I like to use kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, but ordinary salt and pepper will also do.
- Bake for 40 minutes for bone-in, or 20 minutes for boneless, or until done. Chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees as measured by a meat thermometer.
Pairs well with rice or potatoes, and another vegetable such as green beans.
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