Easy, one-pot meal with juicy chicken thighs in an Asian-inspired honey & soy sauce marinade, baked with some of the most flavorful rice we've ever tasted.TipHero

One-Pot Honey Soy Chicken & Rice Bake

Honey Soy Chicken and Rice Bake
Prep: 10 Mins | Total: 2Hrs 55 Mins
Serves: 4-6
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
5-6 Bone-in Chicken Thighs
⅓ Cup Honey
⅓ Cup Soy Sauce (Can substitute with reduced sodium soy sauce)
1 Tablespoon Rice wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil (Optional)
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
½ Cup Green Onions, sliced (about 4-5 green onions)
1½ Tablespoons Minced Ginger (about 4-5 cloves)
1½ Tablespoons Minced Garlic
1½ Cups Rice
2 Cups Chicken Stock (Can substitute water)
Kosher Salt, to taste
Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Directions
Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
In a large bowl or resealable zip-top bag, add the chicken, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. Squeeze out the excess air from the bag and tightly seal it; gently massage the bag to coat the chicken in the marinade. Place the bag in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for 2 hours.
Remove the chicken from the bag and discard any remaining marinade.
Add the vegetable oil to a large oven-safe pot over medium heat. Carefully add the chicken thighs, skin side down. Cook until the thighs are nicely caramelized, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken, transfer it to a plate, and set aside.
To the pot, add the green onions, ginger, and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1-3 minutes. Add the rice and stir to combine. Add the chicken broth, season it with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Stir well and return the chicken thighs to the pot, skin side up.
Cover the pot with a lid, place it in the oven, and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the rice and chicken are both fully cooked.
Fluff rice and serve warm. Garnish with green onions, if desired.
Chef Tips
While searing the chicken, check often to ensure that they are not burning. The honey in the marinade will cause the chicken to brown quickly.

Two things we never get tired of: easy, one-pot meals, and our go-to combo of honey and soy sauce. (You’ve probably noticed that we’ve been drizzling it all over everything from shrimp to pork roast.) This amazing chicken and rice bake is both of those things — which is why we think it’ll become a family favorite for you, too.

This time we’re using honey and soy sauce as a savory marinade for chicken thighs, with a little sesame oil and rice vinegar to round out the flavors. The chicken starts off with a quick sizzle on the stovetop — super quick, because that delicious honey in the marinade will caramelize fast.

Easy, one-pot meal with juicy chicken thighs in an Asian-inspired honey & soy sauce marinade, baked with some of the most flavorful rice we've ever tasted.TipHero

The next step is where the magic of this recipe happens: all you have to do is pour in some uncooked rice and chicken stock, and add a few Asian-inspired flavors like garlic, ginger, and green onion. Then bake the whole thing in the oven and you’ll end up with juicy, fork-tender chicken and some of the most flavorful rice we’ve ever tasted — in under an hour. That’s all it takes for a complete meal, so you don’t even have to think of any other side dishes or dirty any other pots.

Easy, one-pot meal with juicy chicken thighs in an Asian-inspired honey & soy sauce marinade, baked with some of the most flavorful rice we've ever tasted.TipHero

We’ve got a one-pot chicken dinner for every night of the week:
Easy, one-pot meal with juicy chicken thighs in an Asian-inspired honey & soy sauce marinade, baked with some of the most flavorful rice we've ever tasted.TipHero