I love chicken thighs. I love their flavor. I love their texture. I love their price. Especially their price. Right?
Because saturated fat has gotten a bad rap (totally undeserved), dark meat chicken is not as highly sought after as white meat. That’s a-okay with me! I’ll take it all!
This honey glazed chicken thigh dish is sweet, savory and tangy. It reminds me of something I’d get from a Chinese restaurant — minus the MSG.
It’s easy to make, especially if the kiddos are around to help out. This one is going in our regular dinner rotation, for sure!
Feel free to half the recipe if 4 lbs of chicken is too much for your family. I haven’t tried freezing this dish (because my growing boys eat it all), but I bet it would reheat well. Serve with rice, if you eat grains. It goes well with carrots, too.
Here’s the recipe!
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. In a saucepan, combine honey, wine, and vinegar over medium heat.
3. Let the mixture simmer, stirring occasionally, while you do the next step.
4. Cut chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces (about 1 or 2 inches square)
5. In a gallon-size plastic zipper bag, put the arrowroot powder and garlic powder.
6. Seal bag and shake to combine.
7. Put the chicken pieces in the bag in four batches.
8. Seal bag and shake to combine.
9. After each batch is coated with the arrowroot powder mixture, place it in a strainer and shake it over a dinner plate so that the excess arrowroot powder falls onto the plate.
10. Return excess arrowroot powder to the bag before adding the next batch of chicken.
11. Place the chicken pieces in two 13 X 9 baking dishes.
12. Add salt to mixture in saucepan and stir.
13. Pour mixture in even amounts over the chicken in both baking dishes and stir it around to make sure that every piece of chicken is covered.
14. Bake for 40 minutes.
*The chicken thighs I used happened to be skinless, but I think you could use thighs with the skin on, as well.
*No wine on hand? Use grape, apple or pear juice.
*No red wine vinegar? Use white vinegar or even apple cider vinegar or Kombucha.