Sally's Sesame Honey Chicken Thighs

Many years ago I went to a dinner party at a friend's home, and she served these yummy Sesame Honey Chicken Thighs over take-out Chinese restaurant fried rice! It was genius.

I remembered it this week, and asked her for the recipe.

Of course you don't have to go out for takeout fried rice....I just served the thighs on steamed Jasmine rice with a side of roasted spring asparagus.

I always buy an 8 pack of chicken thighs, so I can have leftovers for the next day.

This is absolutely delicious and super easy.

I know you are sick of cooking by now, but this one is a no brainer.

For best results, marinate the thighs early in the day.

Sally's Sesame Honey Chicken Thighs: (measurements are approximate, you can add more or less of something)

4 cloves garlic, minced
small piece of fresh ginger, grated
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
kosher salt and pepper
8 chicken thighs (WITH SKIN and bones!)
1 tbsp toasted Asian sesame oil
sesame seeds for garnish
sliced scallions or chives (for garnish)

Mix up the marinade and pour over the chicken thighs in a roasting pan. The thighs should fit snugly, next to each other.

Let marinate at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400F.

Roast the chicken thighs for 40-45 minutes.

Arrange thighs over a bed of rice and pour the pan drippings over the chicken.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.



Stephanie said…
I love baked chicken thighs - this is totally easy cooking in my book as most of the cooking is hands off. Thanks for sharing.
Spudsomma said…
My chest freezer is full, and I know somewhere (probably at the bottom) there are bone in, skin on chicken thighs. Also, I just learned I can grow my own scallions from the roots of ones I bought. I started them a few days ago, and they're already 2-3 inches tall. I really feel my high school was on to something when I won the Betty Crocker Future Homemaker of the Year award.(Please tell me that's not still a thing. I won a million years ago, and even then it was a bit...anachronistic.)
Stacey Snacks said…
I sometimes re-grow my scallions too....but they will lose their potency after a few growths, but for now, I am thankful for my chives in the garden!

No, Home Ec is not a subject anymore in schools....but congrats on your Betty Crocker award!
I loved your comment.

:). Stace