Asian-Glazed Chicken Thighs

I found this Cooking Light recipe on Myrecipes and thought it would pair nicely with my husband’s favorite Asian Noodle Salad. I halved the recipe and reduced the sriracha (for the kids) but other than that made it as written. It was simple to make, smelled amazing while it baked, and tasted even better. We all loved it and I know I will be making it again someday soon.

Combine the vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, sriracha, and garlic together in a large zip lock bag. Seal and mix well until thoroughly combined. Add the trimmed chicken thighs to the marinade; seal and place into the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, turning occasionally.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet. Coat the wire rack with cooking spray.

Remove the chicken from the bag, reserving marinade.

Place the reserved marinade in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until syrupy, stirring occasionally. Place the chicken thighs on top of the wire rack. Season with sea salt, to taste.

Place into the oven and back for 10 minutes; baste with the cooked down marinade. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes; baste. Discard remaining marinade. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until done. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.

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Asian-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min. + 3-4 hour marinading

Cook Time: 25-30 min.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2-1 tsp sriracha
5 cloves of garlic, minced
5 boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of any fat
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Combine the vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, sriracha, and garlic together in a large zip lock bag. Seal and mix well until thoroughly combined. Add the trimmed chicken thighs to the marinade; seal and place into the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, turning occasionally.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet. Coat the wire rack with cooking spray.

Remove the chicken from the bag, reserving marinade.

Place the reserved marinade in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until syrupy, stirring occasionally. Place the chicken thighs on top of the wire rack. Season with sea salt, to taste. Place into the oven and back for 10 minutes; baste with the cooked down marinade. Bake an additional 10 minutes; baste. Discard remaining marinade. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until done. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light - March 2011