Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

recipe by:
The Best Dressed Chicken
Ingredients
For the chicken
  • 6 The Best Dressed Chicken Thighs, bone in
  • 1 tbsp Maggi Chicken seasoning (or any chicken seasoning of choice)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp celery powder
  • ¼ tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar (optional)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
For the sauce
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, minced
  • Cilantro, finely diced (garnish)
Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
Instructions
  • Season chicken with salt, chicken seasoning, celery powder, black pepper, and granulated sugar. Massage seasonings into chicken and refrigerate for 3 hours to overnight.
  • One hour before cooking time, take seasoned chicken thighs out of the fridge and bring to room temperature.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat; add oil then sear chicken thighs for about 7 minutes on each side or breast fillets on both sides medium brown, reduce heat after searing on both sides, remove thighs and rest on a plate. Drain most of the excess oil from the pan, leaving about 1 tablespoons of pan juice for added flavour.
  • Add the butter and let melt and brown, stir in the minced garlic, scotch bonnet and stir for 1 minute. Pour in the water, vinegar, honey and soy sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Add chicken thighs back to the sauce. Cover skillet with a lid and continue cook for about 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened. Be sure to spoon the sauce over the chicken every 5 minutes or so.
  • Garnish with diced cilantro and serve with side of sauteed vegetables and steamed rice.

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