Chicken Thighs With Lemon, Honey & Ginger

We are leaving for Umbria Wednesday, so I will be closing down my kitchen tomorrow. It has been an interesting past couple of weeks as I did my best to eat up most of what I had in my refrigerator and freezer. I must admit though that we had a few odd meal combinations, but I am almost there. One thing I always have in my freezer are skinless chicken thighs that I buy in bulk from Costco. I love chicken, but thighs in particular always seem to remain moist and flavorful. One recipe I threw together this week that turned out great was this easy one for chicken thighs that are seasoned with fresh ginger, lemon, and honey. We cooked our thighs on the stove-top because my husband had already shut down our outdoor grill, but they would be amazing grilled as well!

Why Healthy

  • Chicken is lower in fat and calories than other types of meat and contains protein, niacin, iron, and zinc. Removing the skin and trimming away and excess fat helps to keeps chicken thighs lower in calories and fat.



Chicken Thighs With Lemon, Honey & Ginger

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 28 mins


1 Lemon
1 Tablespoon Fresh Grated Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 Tablespoon Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
8 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs, Trimmed Of Fat
3 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Parsley or Cilantro


Grate the peel from the lemon, and combine it in a bowl with the ginger, red pepper flakes and salt.
Squeeze the lemon, and mix the juice in another bowl with the honey, soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons of water.
Rub the lemon and ginger peel over the chicken.
In a large frying pan, heat the oil until lightly smoking over medium high heat, then brown the chicken well on bother sides, about 10 minutes in total.
Pour the lemon juice mixture over the chicken, reduce the heat to low, and continue to cook the chicken until done, about 14 to 18 minutes.
Place the chicken on a platter and pour the sauce on top and garnish with the parsley or cilantro.


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