Sriracha Honey Glazed Chicken

Sometimes I get stuck in a chicken rut.  It’s my go-to protein because KB and I both like it and it’s pretty healthy.  I always buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs.  I think it’s because KB has a thing about chicken with bones.  Of course I can buy the chicken with bones, and cook it, but then in order for him to eat it, I would have to remove the bones.  So I usually buy what’s easier.

The other day I had a package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs and was thinking about how I could make them.  So this is where I say I got stuck in a rut. My normal go-to chicken is some sort of curry or honey-mustard sauce (which the kids love by the way).  But I started thinking about sriracha for some reason.  And I’m sure this has been done before in multiple ways, but this is the way that I did a sriracha-honey glaze that vanished faster than KB when you ask him to fold laundry!  Hah.

Start by browning the boneless, skinless chicken thighs in some olive oil (in an oven-proof skillet).  Salt and pepper liberally.

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Both sides.

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In a small bowl, mix together honey and sriracha.

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Pour over the top of your chicken thighs.  I tried to keep some off a few pieces in case it was too hot for the tiny humans.  It still glazed the under side, but this kind of cut the heat down.  They loved it.

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Finish in a 375 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes (until chicken is cooked through).

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Serve over rice and enjoy!

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Recipe:

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you could also use breasts)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup honey
2-3 Tablespoons sriracha hot sauce

In a medium, oven proof skillet, brown chicken thighs on both sides.  Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.  Meanwhile, mix honey and sriracha together in a small bowl.  Glaze tops of chicken thighs.  Finish in a 375 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Serve over rice.

Enjoy!

Caroline