Not Your Average College Food

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Thighs

Dinner | July 16, 2014 | By

Throughout the school year, when it came to meats I would buy a rotisserie chicken (already cooked) from the grocery store and cut pieces into a tupperware box to use whenever I needed. This was very convenient (especially for quesadillas, tacos, and salads) but after a while, I got tired of the same flavor and texture.


I didn’t think I would ever have the time to actually cook chicken and I was limited without having an oven. Now, with more time in the summer and with an oven, I can finally make my own chicken. And it is so worth it (sorry rotisserie chicken).


These chicken thighs took very little preparation. They were sooo tender and juicy – qualities in chicken that I haven’t experienced recently. I stored the leftovers in the fridge and used them for quesadillas the next day and it still tasted delicious. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve graduated from my store-bought rotisserie chicken days :)


(makes 4)

4 (2 lbs.) chicken thighs
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl combine olive oil, soy sauce, honey, and garlic. Stir until well mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place chicken thighs in bowl and marinate for 30 minutes.

When ready to roast, place chicken thighs in a pan and roast in oven for 20 minutes.

Take out chicken and brush the tops with the remaining honey soy sauce mixture. Roast for another 15-20 minutes.



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    July 22, 2014

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious!!! I want to grab the screen and eat it right now… 😛

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      July 23, 2014

      Haha thanks Anne, they taste as good as they look 😀

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    January 27, 2015

    These are AMAZING! Best chicken I’ve had in a long time. Thanks for the recipe!!

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