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A New Favorite Chicken Recipe – Honey Balsamic Chicken

I have a new favorite chicken recipe – It’s my delicious honey balsamic chicken recipe.  I’m excited to share it with you.

I’m not exactly sure where the inspiration for this recipe came from, but it reminds me of a honey chicken wing recipe I used to make. The only difference is this recipe is so much more satisfying because there is actual meat on the bone and there is no breading, which makes it a wonderful gluten free dinner recipe.

However, despite being gluten-free, the skin still turns out deliciously crispy. Yum!

Read on for the recipe and be sure to scroll down for a printable version if you need it.

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Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe

A Versatile Chicken Dinner Recipe for the Win!

I love that this honey balsamic chicken recipe is versatile. Since I first created this recipe I’ve tried it using chicken leg/thigh quarters, just chicken thighs, and just chicken legs to make this recipe.

Also, I’ve used both boneless chicken thighs and bone-in chicken thighs in this recipe with good results. However, when I used boneless thighs I only cooked them for 25-30 minutes total. So if you decide to use boneless chicken thighs please reduce the cooking time to avoid overcooking or burning the chicken.

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Yeah, we’ve tested this recipe a few times, for sure. The boys prefer when I make this family friendly dinner recipe with chicken legs because they’re fun to eat.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I think another delicious way to use the glaze in this recipe would be to cut bite sized pieces of chicken breast and cook them in the glaze on the stove top. The glaze is versatile.  And gooey.  And YUMMY!

Finally, here’s the recipe! Enjoy!

Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Ingredients
4 chicken leg/thigh quarters OR 6 chicken thighs OR 8 chicken legs

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp coconut oil (olive oil or avocado oil are acceptable substitutes)

2/3 cup of honey

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp Real salt

Optional garnishes:

Fresh rosemary sprigs or a tsp of dried rosemary

Orange slices

Instructions

  1.  Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a pan, over medium heat and mince garlic.
  3. Sauté garlic in oil for 2 minutes and add honey, balsamic vinegar, and salt to the pan.
  4. Stir the ingredients together in the pan over medium heat until the honey has melted.
  5. Place the chicken quarters in a 13 X 9 baking dish and pour the glaze over the chicken. (If using orange slices for garnish, place in the bottom of the pan and put chicken quarters on top of orange slices.)
  6. Sprinkle with dried rosemary or lay springs of fresh rosemary on top of chicken.
  7. Cover the dish loosely with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes.
  9. After removing the chicken from the oven, spoon the glaze from the bottom of the dish over the top of the chicken.

Honey Balsamic Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken leg/thigh quarters OR 6 chicken thighs OR 8 chicken legs
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil olive oil is an acceptable substitute
  • 2/3 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Optional garnishes:
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs or a tsp of dried rosemary
  • Orange slices

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Heat coconut oil in pan, over medium heat and mince garlic.
  • Sauté garlic in oil for 2 minutes and add honey, balsamic vinegar, and salt to the pan.
  • Stir the ingredients together in the pan over medium heat until the honey has melted.
  • Place the chicken quarters in a 13 X 9 baking dish and pour the glaze over the chicken. (If using orange slices for garnish, place in the bottom of pan and put chicken quarters on top of orange slices.)
  • Spring with dried rosemary or lay springs of fresh rosemary on top of chicken.
  • Cover the dish loosely with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes.
  • After removing the chicken from the oven, spoon the glaze from the bottom of the dish over the top of the chicken.

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