Savory Sticky Honey Soy Chicken

Savory Sticky Honey Soy Chicken

This dish combines the rich flavors of soy sauce and honey to create a delightful sticky glaze for tender chicken pieces. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, this recipe promises a deliciously savory experience with an Asian-inspired twist.

Ingredients:
– 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
– 1/4 cup soy sauce
– 1/4 cup honey
– 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
– 1 teaspoon sesame oil
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
– 1 teaspoon cornstarch
– 1 tablespoon water
– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
– Sesame seeds (for garnish)
– Chopped green onions (for garnish)

Instructions:
1. In a medium bowl, mix together soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Stir well to combine.
2. Add the chicken thighs to the bowl and coat them completely with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or up to 2 hours for a deeper flavor).
3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
4. Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade for later. Place the chicken in the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
5. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with water to create a slurry.
6. Pour the reserved marinade into the skillet with the chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Add the cornstarch slurry to the skillet and stir until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
7. Continue to cook the chicken in the thickened sauce, spooning the glaze over the chicken to ensure it is well-coated and sticky.
8. Once the sauce has thickened and the chicken is thoroughly glazed, remove the skillet from the heat.
9. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter, sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onions for garnish.

Serve the Savory Sticky Honey Soy Chicken with steamed rice or vegetables for a complete meal. Enjoy your flavorful and delicious dish!