Lemon-Ginger Chicken Thighs

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For a fast and healthy Asian-inspired dinner, try our lemon-ginger chicken recipe. The sweet and salty combination of honey and soy sauce makes this chicken dish one you'll want to make over and over.

Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 8 chicken thighs with bone

  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • Sliced green onions and lemon wedges (optional)

Directions

  1. Finely shred peel from lemon and juice lemon. In bowl combine the lemon peel, ginger and salt. In another bowl combine lemon juice, honey, soy sauce and 2 Tbsp. water.

  2. Rub lemon peel mixture under the skin of the chicken thighs. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Place chicken, skin side down, in the hot oil. Cook 7 minutes or until well-browned; turn chicken and add lemon juice mixture. Reduce heat; cover and cook 14 to 18 minutes longer or until done (180 degrees F.).

  3. Transfer chicken to plates. Skim fat from pan juices, if desired. Drizzle chicken with some of the pan juices. Top with green onion and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

459 Calories
31g Fat
12g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 567mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 24.8mg 124%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 412mg 9%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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