Honey Lemon Chicken Thighs

Today, we’re going to make a super yummy chicken dish called Honey Lemon Chicken Thighs! It’s a sweet and tangy chicken recipe that’s really easy to cook. We’ll use honey, lemon, and a few other simple ingredients to make the chicken taste amazing. This dish is perfect for dinner, and I bet everyone will love it. Let’s get started and make some delicious chicken together!


  • 2 chicken thighs (approximately 500g), skin on
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Cornstarch, for coating
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • A few slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 15g of unsalted butter
  • A sprinkle of sesame seeds for garnish
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  1. Prep the Chicken:
    • Begin by patting the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and black pepper to your liking. Lightly coat each thigh in cornstarch, shaking off any excess. This coating will help create a deliciously crispy exterior.
  2. Brown the Chicken:
    • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the unsalted butter. Once melted, place the chicken thighs skin-side down and cook until the skin is golden and crisp, about 5-7 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 5 minutes on the other side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Create the Glaze:
    • In the same skillet, reduce the heat to low and add the lemon juice, ginger slices, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey, and water. Stir to combine and simmer the mixture until slightly thickened, creating a glaze.
  4. Glaze the Chicken:
    • Return the chicken thighs to the skillet, coating them thoroughly in the glaze. Continue to cook over low heat, turning the chicken occasionally, until it’s fully cooked through and the glaze has caramelized around the chicken, about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Serve:
    • Once the chicken is done, transfer the thighs to a serving plate. Drizzle any remaining glaze from the skillet over the chicken. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top for a nutty crunch.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Serve your Sweet and Savory Glazed Chicken Thighs hot, accompanied by your choice of side—steamed rice, vegetables, or a fresh salad works wonderfully.

This dish combines the sweet flavors of honey with the savory depth of soy and oyster sauces, accented by the fresh zest of lemon and aromatic ginger. It’s a delightful recipe that’s sure to impress both family and friends with its complex flavors and beautiful presentation. Enjoy your cooking!

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