Honey-balsamic chicken thighs

This is a super easy and delicious recipe.  My favorite way to cook chicken thighs (and the only way I have cooked chicken thighs that turned out even remotely well).

Honey-balsamic chicken thighs


  • 4  bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1  kosher salt
  • 1  ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.

2. Place the chicken thighs, skin side up, in a small roasting pan. Season the thighs with salt and pepper. Bake the thighs until the skin is crispy and the juices run clear when the thighs are pierced with a fork, 40 to 45 minutes.

3. While the chicken roasts, combine the olive oil, honey, vinegar, and garlic. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened slightly, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat, add salt and pepper to taste, and let stand for 5 minutes to allow for the proverbial thickening upon standing.

4. Once chicken is done, baste each thigh with the glaze and serve.

This recipe was adapted from Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget by Amy McCoy


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