1/2cupsoy saucemake it low sodium if salt bothers you
1cup liquid honey
Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl large enough to hold the chicken as well. Reserve about a 1/2 cup of the sauce for later.
Place chicken into the sauce and cover. Marinate for an hour or two if possible, turning if you get the chance.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Pre-heat an oven safe skillet with olive oil in it.
Fry the chicken until the skin started to crisp up ( this helps the skin not get too soggy in the oven)
Pour the remaining sauce on top of the chicken.
Place the skillet into the oven and bake until the thighs reach an internal temperature of 185 degrees F. You can occasionally baste the chicken with sauce while cooking if wanted.
Serve with rice, potatoes etc. It's exceptional with rice!
The nutrition on this is wrong and includes ALL of the sauce in the values, which you don't eat. The calories are way less.
Tips & Tricks
You can use chicken thighs or chicken breasts and I highly recommend using skin on for the best honey garlic chicken. The skin becomes crispy, sticky and utterly delicious when cooked!
Cook the chicken thighs to 185 °F for the best texture. While you can cook it to 165 °F for safety sake, you actually want to cook thigh meat to a higher temperature to break down the meat better. It is tough meat at 165 ° and like butter when you reach 185 °F. This is a trick I learned from some chef friends and it will make you a chicken thigh addict!
Cook the chicken breast to 165 °F and no more.
The sauce is beyond amazing, make sure to reserve some sauce before you marinade the chicken, I like to use fresh sauce later on and not the marinade.