Friday, October 23, 2015

Honey Glazed Baked Chicken

Due to our love of chicken thighs I thought in this post I would share some facts about the poor over looked chicken thigh, that is considered unhealthy.

Thighs have a bad reputation for being very fatty and thus unhealthy. True they are fatty, but they contain the same heart protecting monounsaturated fats as avocados. So if avocados are linked to lower risk of heart disease and stroke because of these monounsaturated fats, so are the chicken thighs.

Now I’ll be the first to admit, having the skin on the chicken makes this a higher calorie content dish and yes has bad fats, but it’s never goo to fully deprive one’s self of anything. Neither extreme is healthy. More often than not we do have skinless chicken thighs, but allowing the skin every once in a while isn’t going to totally wreck your health either.

Food Network, has the rest of this article.


1 package of chicken thighs skin on
2 Tbsp of olive oil
1/2 of a cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp of ketchup
1 cup of honey
Garlic powder


Mix together the ingredients adding the salt, pepper, and garlic powder to your liking

After rinsing your chicken, coat in marinade and rest skin side down

Marinade your chicken for a minimum of one hour. In most cases the longer the marinade the better the taste, however with the soy sauce and salt I would recommend not letting it sit more than 6-8 hours as it will break down the skin creating a rubbery texture

After marinating bring chicken to room temperature for more even cooking and preheat your oven to 425 degrees F

Bake for 30 minutes, after which check around the bone to ensure thorough cooking

Once cooked through allow chicken to rest for several minutes before serving

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