Easy Thai Chicken


So sticky, so tender, so moist and just packed with so much flavor. And it’s an easy peasy weeknight meal, made in 30 min or less!

Easy Thai Chicken - So sticky, so tender, so moist and just packed with so much flavor. And it's an easy peasy weeknight meal, made in 30 min or less!

As a food blogger, there is always a ton of “work food” that needs to be consumed in a timely manner, especially when it’s just the two of us humans and two baby corgis. And since I make a ton of chicken recipes, well, there’s just a lot of leftover chicken in my fridge.

Easy Thai Chicken - So sticky, so tender, so moist and just packed with so much flavor. And it's an easy peasy weeknight meal, made in 30 min or less!

So when my husband asks what’s for dinner and I say, “Chicken, as usual,” he replies with, “How many different ways can you make chicken?”

Easy Thai Chicken - So sticky, so tender, so moist and just packed with so much flavor. And it's an easy peasy weeknight meal, made in 30 min or less!

Shortly after that response, he devoured these sweet and sticky Thai chicken thighs in seconds without taking a second to look up. He never complained about another chicken dinner after this.

Easy Thai Chicken

So sticky, so tender, so moist and just packed with so much flavor. And it’s an easy peasy weeknight meal, made in 30 min or less!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. To make the sauce, whisk together chili sauce, soy sauce, garlic, fish sauce, ginger, lime juice and Sriracha in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Stir in chili sauce mixture.
  4. Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with peanuts and cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 252.3 Calories from Fat 153.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.1g 26%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 69.0mg 23%
Sodium 620.0mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 2.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 7.9g
Protein 14.8g 30%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.