Garlic and Soy Baked Chicken Thighs

soy garlic thighs

Heather is one of my favorite people.

She is down to earth, talented and sweet.  When she posted this recipe on her site, Home Ec 101, I knew that I had to try it and I’m so glad that I did. It is a massive hit at our house!  Nathan actually ate 3 thighs in one sitting and they are truly tonguegasmically, mouthwateringly delicious! Plus, with chicken thighs going for about $5.00 a package, they are significantly budget friendly! (YAY)


Garlic and Soy Baked Chicken Thighs
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Garlic, Soy Sauce, Honey and Fresh Ginger baked Chicken Thighs - quick, easy, delicious and budget friendly!
Serves: 6 - 8 chicken thighs
  • 6 – 8 chicken thighs (bone in or boneless skinless)
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • crushed red pepper (1 tsp. or more, to taste)
  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, honey, onion, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper
  2. Place the chicken thighs and your marinade into a large ziplock baggie and marinate for 2 hours to overnight.
  3. Turn the bag halfway through so that all the thighs get equal drenching time.
  4. Place the thighs skin side up in a baking dish that leaves just a bit of room, but not too much, between each chicken thigh. Pour the marinade over the thighs.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 30 – 40 minutes.
Rachel Note - make sure that if you're using boneless, skinless thighs that you check the temperature at about 20 minutes - you don't want to overcook.
  1. Garnish with more chopped green onions, we do.


I served this with green beans and a small green salad, it was amazing. Seriously y’all, you must try this dish! I will absolutely be making again for our house! NOM NOM NOM!!

Thank you Heather!!!


  1. says

    oh fabulous! and chicken thighs are on sale at my grocery store this week. i’m all over this one!

    i’ve missed you. hope life is settling down a bit for you. hugs!

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  2. says

    Thanks for your kind words and link love! I’m totally not a dark meat fan, but even I like chicken thighs with this marinade, so it’s a recipe we turn to, often. Keep an eye out at the store, I’ve seen chicken thighs as low as .65 a lb. It’s hard to beat that price. :)

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  3. says

    You know the only good thing about being absent from your blog for more than a week is? Getting to drool over 3 food posts at once!! Chicken thighs are the best part of the chicken. Contrary to what most may think, I’m definitely a thigh man, not a breast man. hahah!

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  4. says

    Are you taking requests?

    Here’s my wish list if you feel inspired. I would like a recipe that:
    does not have onions, garlic, tomatoes (or anything tomato related) or dairy. Oh, and I’m not a fan of dark meat, either.

    Let’s see what you’ve got!?!?

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  5. Marie says

    These were absolutely mouthwatering! I can say, I know how to cook and cook well, but these are simply fantastic. I served with jasmine rice and fresh green beans with garlic. It is definately a new favorite in my house! Thank you.

    • says

      I’m so glad to hear that! YAY!
      These are a major fav in our house, too!
      Thanks for coming back and letting me know!!!
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    • says

      Thank you, TJ! I’m glad you enjoyed them! I love their simplicity and their flavor~
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