Chicken Honey Soy Sauce

This tasty chicken honey soy sauce recipe is so simple. A marinade of honey, soy sauce, green onions and garlic give this dish to new levels. Easy dinner meal for the family!

chicken honey soy sauce recipe

The chicken thigh is a very underrated meat.  It’s possibly my favorite part of the chicken, though it is often overshadowed by the breast these days.  I love the flavor of the thigh, and pairing it with a few of folks’ favorite ingredients makes this one of my most popular chicken dishes.  Garlic, soy sauce and honey are all solid components of a marinade, and combined with a bit of turmeric and coriander really ups this dish to new levels. It is so simple, yet just might please you and your family or guests to become a regular in  your meal rotation.  It did for me!  The sweetness is just right, and balances well with the soy sauce.  I’m a garlic fan through and through and love the hints of it in the taste of this dish.  Enjoy!

Chicken Honey Soy Sauce Recipe

Chicken Honey Soy Sauce
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 4 chicken thighs with skin on
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground coriander
  • Pinch of black pepper
  1. Marinate the chicken with all of the above ingredients for at least 30 minutes to 3 hours (or overnight), and keep refrigerated.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Heat a grill pan over high heat and coat with cooking spray.
  4. Cook chicken for 2 minutes on a grill pan, skin-side down and top with green onions.
  5. Reduce to medium heat, continue cooking skin-side down for about 8-10 minutes, until fat renders and skin is golden brown.
  6. Transfer the chicken to oven and cook for another 8 minutes (uncovered).
  7. Flip chicken; continue cooking for about 5 minutes, until meat is cooked through.
  8. Place chicken on a plate to cool off for about 5 minutes before serving.


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  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Mar 21, 2016 at 9:29 am

    That sounds so good. I cannot wait to make this for my family! Yummy!

  • Reply jmanandmillerbug Mar 21, 2016 at 9:36 am

    That plate looks delicious! I am trying cut down on carbs a little and this recipe will totally be done here with what you have on the plate (including the green). Thanks for sharing yet again! I think you should open a restaurant.

  • Reply OurFamilyWorld Mar 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

    That chicken looks mouth watering. And I love how you plated it. I can’t wait to try this.

  • Reply Sarh S Mar 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    This sounds really interesting and looks quite tasty. I can only imagine the various tastes going on all at once in your mouth.

  • Reply uprunforlife Mar 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    This recipe sounds so good. I like eating thighs but my husband doesn’t like dark meat. I will have to try this recipe with chicken breasts.

  • Reply Stacie Mar 22, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Man this sounds awesome. I cook chicken pretty frequently because it’s always a crowd pleaser. This looks way better than just baked chicken.e

  • Reply victoria Mar 22, 2016 at 5:37 am

    This is really looks amazing and delicious, and I want to try this for our family dinner you saved my day

  • Reply Bonnie Gowen Mar 22, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Oh my gosh, that looks sooo good! We eat a lot of chicken here but have never made it like this before. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Mar 22, 2016 at 7:42 am

    This looks so appealing in my hungry tummy. I love chicken but I haven’t prepared one ike this.

  • Reply Lynndee Mar 22, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Oh my! This reminds me of our roasted chicken back home. Yum! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia Mar 22, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I am always looking for new chicken recipes to try. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try it on the weekend.

  • Reply crystalandcomp Mar 22, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I absolutely love a good chicken recipe and this sound amazing! I also love that it is just a few simple ingredients! A must try for me!

  • Reply Ricci Mar 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    This looks like a great recipe for chicken!! I need a new marinade and may just try this one next time I make chicken!!

  • Reply CourtneyLynne Mar 22, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Omg this chicken looks amazing!!!!!! I so need to give your recipe a try! Yummy!!!

  • Reply Lisa @bitesforbabies Mar 22, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Can I just say that your pics are amazing!! I make a similar sauce but I add it to salmon (since I don’t eat chicken!)

  • Reply 1heart1family Mar 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    DH loves the thigh too!! This recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it and see if I become a thigh girl too!

  • Reply Jamie Mar 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Oh my goodness. This is just beautiful chicken! It looks so moist and flavorful!

  • Reply Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey Mar 23, 2016 at 1:12 am

    You my, you got me again with your photos! The chicken looks so good, I can almost taste it. I have to try this, I just have to!

  • Reply Maggie Branch Mar 23, 2016 at 6:36 am

    This sounds like a delicious meal and easily made gluten free! I love Asian inspired meals!

  • Reply Jesica H Mar 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    YUM!!!! My mouth is watering! Plus, I am pretty sure I have everything I need already to make this for dinner.. lets begin 🙂

  • Reply Marielle Altenor Mar 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Seriously had to hold back from licking my screen (don’t judge me!!!). This recipe looks good. Chicken is by far one of my favorite things to cook and I’m always looking for fun ways to make it. Thanks for this recipe!!!

  • Reply Claudia krusch Mar 24, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    It looks and sounds so good and healthy! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply Krystal @ Sunny Sweet Days Mar 28, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    That sauce looks really delicious. Chicken thighs used to be my favorite to grill. So flavorful!

  • Reply Christine Apr 21, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    This left my mouth water,absolutely cannot wait to try it.But oh god,that plate is gorgeous.May I ask where did you buy it from?The recipe made my mouth water,and the plate made my eyes sparkle.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Apr 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Hi Christine,

      I purchased the plate from Target. You can go online and type in your zip code. I believe it’s an older stock, limited quantity.

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