The Best Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe Cast Iron
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How much time do you have to cook dinner? If the answer is “not enough,” then this recipe is perfect for you. It takes only 30 minutes from start to finish, and it yields delicious chicken thighs that are full of flavor! The best part about this dish?
Chicken Thighs Recipe Cast Iron? You can use your cast iron skillet or dutch oven in the oven or on a stove top. No matter what, these chicken thighs will taste amazing!
Why use chicken thighs in this recipe?
There is no surprise when I share with your that prices have been slowly creeping up on most things in our grocery stores since the COVID-19 Panic shopping hit. Supply and demand ratios still seem a bit off and many cuts of meat are jumping in price.
Poultry thighs are inexpensive, and they make for a flavorful dinner. They have a lot of fat content in them which makes the meat juicy and tender as it cooks.
Chicken thigh recipes
Poultry thigh recipes are only going to impress you the more you try them and it is a great idea to build your recipe collection. But thighs in a cast iron pan? That’s going to make your taste buds spin around like they’re at the fair for an hour straight!
The best spicy honey garlic chix thighs recipe is one that will be made and remade, again and again, all because it tastes out of this world but also makes your kitchen look more like Pinterest than someone with OCD (although I’m not judging).
Cast iron chicken thighs with sauce
We use a fairly simple 8 ingredient sauce to make this chicken thighs recipe cast iron dish. Thighs are one of those things that you can eat any time, but for some reason, they taste especially good when it’s cold outside.
This dish is extremely versatile because not only is it a delicious dinner option for weeknights, but you can also serve these chicken thighs as an appetizer or at your family party!
Why is it good to know a cast iron chicken recipe?
Cast iron pans are made to last and so freaking versatile. They can go in the oven, on the stovetop, and even be used over a campfire! You never have to worry about a non-stick coating either coming off into your food or poisoning it.
How do you take care of your cast iron pan?
Cast iron pans should be seasoned before you use them for the first time. This will help with food sticking and make your pan non-stick like those other ones (but without all that nasty coating). To season, just rub a generous amount of oil on it and bake at 350°F for one hour or until no longer sticky to touch.
How do I clean my cast iron skillet?
Clean up is super easy! We actually talk more about your cast iron pans here: Cast Iron Skillet Care 101 but I LOE to find them at garage sales and clean them up!
Easy chicken thigh recipes cast iron skillet
This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and about 30 minutes to actually cook. It will serve 4-6 people, but you can stretch it with adding things like a salad or potato dish.
- ¼ c. tamari or coconut aminos
- ½ c. chicken broth, preferably organic
- 2 T. sesame oil, plus more for the skillet, if necessary*
- 1 T. Sriracha sauce
- 1/3 c. honey, preferably local
- 4-5 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 t. fresh ginger, finely minced
- 2 T. fresh lime juice
- 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 large green onion, sliced, green part only
- 1 T. white sesame seeds
How to cook chicken things in cast iron:
- Prepare the sauce by whisking together the tamari, chicken broth, sesame oil, Sriracha sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and lime juice in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Add the chicken thighs to a large well-seasoned cast-iron skillet set over medium heat and season generously with salt and black pepper.
*Tip: If the pan is new or not well-seasoned, add 2 tablespoons of sesame oil to the skillet before adding the chicken.
- Cook until the chicken releases easily from the skillet, approximately 4-5 minutes. Turn the chicken and pour the sauce into the skillet. Continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes, spooning the pan sauce over the chicken as it cooks.
- Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 15-20 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 160°F when inserted into the thickest part of the chicken.
- Remove from heat and brush the pan sauce over the chicken until nicely coated. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before topping with the sliced green onion and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with a drizzle of pan sauce on top and your choice of sides. Enjoy!