Easy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs are the perfect weeknight dinner! Sweet honey, tangy garlic and spicy red pepper flakes dress up ordinary chicken in this easy dish. Just toss the ingredients together and bake! Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is a staple recipe our family makes again and again.

baked honey garlic chicken thighs in casserole dish

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is a fan favorite. Tender pieces of chicken are covered an unbelievable sauce that whips up in minutes.

It’s one of the easiest dinner recipes to serve on a busy weeknight when you just don’t have time to think of one more thing. The honey garlic sauce is scrumptious and so easy to make.

Why You’ll Love Honey Garlic Chicken:

  • Quick: There is very little prep so this recipe could not be easier. Start to finish you’re eating in under an hour!
  • Easy cleanup: I am a huge fan of one pan recipes! Put in the chicken, pour in the sauce, bake, and you’re done.
  • So much flavor: This honey garlic sauce is simply bursting with flavor. Make it as spicy as you’d like, or leave off the red pepper flakes to avoid the spice altogether. The entire family will love this recipe.
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pan of honey garlic chicken thighs

What Kind of Chicken to use for Baked Honey Garlic Chicken

I love making this dish with tender chicken thighs. They’re so moist and juicy, and super affordable which is always a plus. But if you don’t have any thighs on hand, this sauce is delicious over chicken breasts, wings, or boneless tenders. 

Chicken thighs will almost always be juicier and easier to cook without drying. But it truly is whatever you love best!

The Best meat thermometer!

I love using this meat thermometer for making sure the meat is at 165 degrees! Easy for beginners & totally worth the $10 cost!

Is Honey Garlic Chicken Gluten Free?

Most of the ingredients in this amazing dish are totally gluten free. However, check the labels on your soy sauce! Most soy sauce contains gluten. There are a few great gluten-free options at your grocery store. So read labels and opt for a GF version.

It’s easy to pay with a GF side such as a quick salad to complete the meal.

How long to bake chicken in the oven

We are cooking this honey garlic chicken for 45 minutes in the oven. The key is making sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F to keep chicken safe to eat. The sauce coating the chicken will keep it nice and juicy!

up close honey garlic chicken thighs
baked honey garlic chicken in casserole dish

More Chicken Dinner Recipes

Are there ever enough chicken recipes in the world? I don’t think so. Call me boring, but my favorite recipes on this site all seem to include chicken. Creamy Chicken Soup, Skillet French Onion Chicken, and Basil Cream Chicken, I never get tired of it.

I’m always looking for ways to add to my list of favorites. The recipes must be delicious, versatile, and most of all, EASY. Oh, this Easy Chicken Parmesan could hit the spot, or even this Easy Caprese Chicken! Here are some additional Chicken Recipes to try!

Ingredients for Honey Garlic Sauce

This recipe uses pantry staples that you probably already have on hand! That’s the reason it’s such a great busy evening supper. Here’s all you need:

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  • Honey (or agave nectar)
  • Garlic
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Soy Sauce
  • Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
honey garlic chicken thigh with rice on plate
up close honey garlic chicken thigh with rice on plate

Serving Ideas

The beauty of this easy recipe is that there’s no muss or fuss; just wholesome ingredients that create a delightful dish. Serve up a garden salad and some simple sides and you’ve got yourself a feast! Here are some of my favorites:

inside of honey garlic chicken

More Easy Dinner Ideas

Oven baked goodness made with simple ingredients; your dinnertime routine was never easier! Hope you enjoy this easy baked honey garlic chicken thighs recipe!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!


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