One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Rice

Ingredients

  • 6  chicken thighs  (bone in or out, with or without skin*)
  •  salt and pepper  (to season)
  • 2 tablespoons  canola oil

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons  minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup  honey
  • 1/4 cup  water
  • 2 tablespoons  rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons  soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon  minced ginger  (optional)

Rice:

  • 1 tablespoon  butter
  • 1  yellow onion  (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon  dried thyme  (optional)
  • 1 cup  white rice  (uncooked (I used basmati))
  •  Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups  chicken broth

Garnish:

  •  Lemon slices
  •  Fresh parsley  (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chicken:

  1. Season the chicken on each side with some Kosher salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat the cast iron skillet on high heat, once hot, add the canola oil.
  3. When the oil starts to slightly simmer, add the chicken, (skin side down if you are using skin on chicken thighs) and cook until browned, 4-5 minutes on each side.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover well with foil.

Sauce:

  1. Add the garlic to the cast iron skillet and cook for 1 minute, just until fragrant.
  2. Add the honey, water, vinegar, ginger if using and soy sauce. Cook on medium heat until the sauce reduces down and thickens slightly (about 5-8 minutes). Stir occasionally.
  3. If you want the sauce thicker, cook on low for longer, stirring occasionally.
  4. Transfer sauce to a bowl. Set aside.

Rice:

  1. Add butter to the hot cast iron skillet and melt on low-medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and cook for about 1 minute, just until soft.
  3. Add in the uncooked rice and dried thyme, stir and cook for a minute.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth, stir to combine.
  5. Add the meat back to the pan, on top of the rice. Skin side up if using bone-in thighs.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes. When 5 minutes are left, uncover the pan, brush chicken with the sauce and broil for 5 minutes.

Serve with lemon slices, fresh parsley and extra sauce on top of the chicken.0 Calories: 496 Carbohydrates: 44 Protein: 22 Fat: 25 Saturated Fat: 6 Cholesterol: 115 Sodium: 729 Potassium: 389 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 16 Vitamin A: 145 Vitamin C: 7.7 Calcium: 35 Iron: 1.7

This article and recipe adapted from this site

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