Chicken thighs. To me, the gold standard of the chicken. The best part with the most flavor. I love, love chicken thighs. I love them almost as much as I love potatoes. This hasn't always been the case. I remember growing up my mom always made white meat chicken so that's what I was used to. But how many times have you eaten white meat chicken (especially bone-in chicken breast) and it was as dry as the desert? It's almost impossible for that to happen to chicken thighs. I don't usually eat the skin, but sometimes I do indulge. And when I do - I make these crispy chicken thighs with honey garlic sauce. Be sure to check out my video on how to trim the fat from chicken thighs too.
Easy Crispy Chicken Thighs with Lots of Side Dish Options
There are only a few ingredients involved in making crispy chicken thighs with honey garlic sauce: chicken, garlic, lemon, honey, butter, scallions, parsley. I'm always conflicted about whether I should count salt, pepper and olive oil on an ingredient list since we all usually have that on hand. Anyone have thoughts about this?
Chicken thighs pair well with so many things. For the video, I served this with steamed asparagus. You could also do a Simple Veggie Medley, Roasted Carrots w/ Goat Cheese, or Roasted Kohlrabi with Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce. Also an option: prepare a simple boxed rice pilaf, roasted potatoes or a small salad. Chicken thighs are versatile and that's one of the things I love about them the most!
Pro Tip for Cooking Crispy Chicken Thighs with Honey Garlic Sauce
In order for the chicken thighs to stay crispy do not pour the sauce on until you are serving the food. A sauce that sits too long will ruin the crisp of the chicken. You should pour the sauce on the bottom of the plate with the chicken on top, as I did. Then when you serve the chicken, simply put the sauce on the side and everyone can add their own addotional sauce. And they will. Because it's addicting.
I hope you give this one a try and that you enjoy it as much as I do! Remember, your kitchen is a great place to be and you can cook so much delicious food there. It's really not that hard. I have step-by-step videos you can watch along with so I'll be with you every step of the way. It's so important to take a break from our hectic, everyday lives and just breathe. Even better if we can do so sitting with our loved ones and eating delicious, homemade food.Print