Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs


These Asian chicken thighs are slightly spicy but the sweetness tames the heat. Delicious served with rice.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • ½ cup rice vinegar

  • cup soy sauce (such as Silver Swan®)

  • 5 tablespoons honey

  • ¼ cup Asian (toasted) sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons Asian chili garlic sauce

  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic

  • salt to taste

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion (Optional)


  1. Whisk vinegar, soy sauce, honey, toasted sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, minced garlic, and salt together in a bowl. Pour 1/2 of the marinade into a resealable plastic bag; retain the other 1/2 of the marinade for the sauce. Place chicken thighs into the bag, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning the bag once or twice.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Meanwhile, pour reserved marinade into a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring often, until thick, 3 to 5 minutes; set sauce aside.

  3. Remove chicken thighs from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard used marinade. Place chicken thighs into a 9x13-inch baking dish; brush with 1/3 of the thickened marinade from the saucepan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, basting one more time after 10 minutes; an instant-read thermometer inserted into a chicken thigh should read 165 degrees F (75 degrees C). Let stand for 5 or 10 minutes.

  5. Bring sauce back to a boil for 1 minute; serve over chicken and sprinkle with green onions.

    close up view of Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs on a blue plate with couscous
    Chef Mo

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

544 Calories
30g Fat
27g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 544
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1852mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 445mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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