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4.42 from 29 votes

Garlic Soy Chicken

This Garlic Soy Chicken proves how a simple Asian inspired glaze can turn simple boring chicken thighs into delicious, super flavorful, tender chicken thighs that will be the star of your dinner. 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 175kcal


  • 1 1/2 pound chicken thighs boneless skinless (about 6 thighs)
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce low sodium
  • 1/4 teaspoon dark soy sauce optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice ground
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Pat the chicken dry and trim any fat if preferred.
  • In a small bowl bowl whisk together the soy sauce, dark soy sauce, allspice, garlic and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • In a skillet heat the olive oil and sesame oil. Add the chicken to the skillet. Using a brush, brush about half the soy sauce mixture over all the chicken pieces. Cook for about 5 minutes, flip over and brush with the remaining sauce. Cook for 7 to 9 minutes, flip over and cook for an additional 2 to 4 minutes. Thighs should take a total of 14 to 18 minutes to be fully cooked.
  • Remove thighs from skillet and serve.


Partially frozen thighs can be used as well. Follow the instructions as specified, then place the skillet in the oven and finish cooking them for another 15 minutes at 375 F degrees.
Boneless skinless chicken thighs can be used as well. If using flattened chicken cook for a total of 6 to 8 minutes, otherwise 8 to 12 minutes.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 292mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.1mg