There are a handful of flavor combinations that will never go out of style. Honey bbq, honey ginger, honey garlic, and of course, honey soy. I love this recipe so much. It’s easy, delicious, and made with super simple ingredients that I always have stashed away in my pantry and refrigerator. Plus, my child devours it every single time I make it, resulting in one less dinner-time struggle, and one very happy family. Serve your honey soy chicken thighs with a side of rice and your favorite steamed or roasted veggies for a perfect weeknight meal.
Prepare the honey soy marinade/sauce. All you have to do is whisk together the olive oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, ground ginger (or fresh ginger), and pepper in a small bowl.
Add the chicken thighs to a large bowl and add the honey soy mixture to the chicken. Gently toss to coat. If you plan to marinate the chicken for more than 15-30 minutes, cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator.
Transfer the chicken thighs to your lined baking sheet, skin-side-up. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature registers 160°F as measured with a digital meat thermometer. Remember, the total cooking time will vary based on oven, altitude, and size of chicken thighs.
Remove the cooked chicken from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with sesame seeds, chopped scallions, parsley, or red pepper flakes, if desired.