Juicy chicken thighs start on the stovetop where you’ll coat them in a mouthwateringly simple honey garlic glaze whipped up from pantry ingredients. Then toss green beans and cherry tomatoes in the pan (which means you don’t have to think of a side dish) and bake the chicken to crispy perfection. Weeknight dinners don’t get any better than this.
How can a sauce that only has four ingredients — butter, garlic, thyme, and honey — have so much flavor? It’s sweet, savory, and deliciously sticky and you’ll want to drizzle it all over everything. We chose chicken thighs because we love how moist and flavorful the dark meat is, but this recipe would absolutely work with chicken breasts — pick your family’s favorite. The chicken skin gets browned in the pan (another secret to that sauce’s amazing flavor) and turns out so beautifully crispy in the oven you could even call this method oven-fried chicken.
You can switch up the veggies too — broccoli, baby potatoes, carrots, and onions would all love this sauce. Then the very best part of this baked chicken dinner is when, after you’ve eaten up every last morsel of tender chicken and licked every drop of glaze from the plate, you remember that you only have one pan to wash.
We know our slow cooker version of Honey Garlic Chicken is on your regular dinner rotation. But have you tried our Honey Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry? How about our Honey Garlic Shrimp? What can we say, it’s a winning combo.