This browned honey butter chicken is not only delicious, but done in no time! Using chicken thighs ensures a juicy and flavourful piece of meat.
Yes, a new way to cook one of our favourite kind of meats! This simple but delicious recipe uses the thighs, which makes it nice and juicy.
Hey all! How has your weekend been? I’ve done a bit of cleaning and then I had a fun weekend with my cousin, who I’ve mentioned before: Dagmar from My Weird Blogs! She stayed over for 2 nights and we did some cool things, of which many videos will be posted online soon 😉 Dagmar wrote a blog about our weekend and other things.
Food related: we tried Asian things. And made super fluffy pancakes. These two videos will be up on my channel! Non-food related: we talked about our time abroad (Sydney for me and Leeds for her) – this will be up on her channel.
Our cat is going to be sterilized tomorrow, which I’m a bit nervous about… It’s the first creature I’m fully responsible for (together with my bf) so I really want her to be okay. Extra cuddles and milk this week!
Anyway, let’s get to business…. chicken. The family on my dads side is crazy about chicken, which means we’ll have roasted chicken or chicken wings at nearly every birthday we celebrate. Even though it looks like there’s enough to feed an army, it’s always the first thing to run out!
If it were up to my dad we’d eat it at home every single day, and when I visit my parents he always asks me if I’d like to have, guess what, chicken for dinner. My dads version is actually really good, and I hope to be able to share the recipe one day. He roasts the chicken in the oven with some sort of orange rub, no idea what it is, but it’s always super juicy AND has a real crispy skin. Let’s hope he passes it onto me one day!
When I was younger, I had one of those ‘friendship booklets’. Is that a common thing in other countries, too? You give it out to your friends and they fill out the questions and add a personal note or a picture, and when we were a little kid it was all the rage here in the Netherlands. I let my uncle fill it out and can still remember to this day that he wrote the following: ‘Favourite animal: roasted chicken.’
And then to think that my mom actually takes care of about 10 live chicks in our garden, haha. I hope she never read that comment.
Browned honey butter chicken
Personally, I’m not that much of a star in preparing meat, so I decided to experiment and improve my skills! I’ve had many versions with honey (or honey mustard) so I figured this was a safe bet. I added a little garlic and loads of butter et voila: it turned out to be super delicious!
Moist and tender meat, and that delicious browned honey butter jus on top… Mmmm. I might be making this again. Will you let me know if you try it?
See you soon!
- Boneless chicken thighs, 300g
- Butter, 40g
- Garlic, 3 cloves
- Honey crème*, 1 spoonful
- Season the chicken with ample salt as it will season your sauce as well. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat up a cast iron or other pan which evenly spreads the heat. Add the butter, and let this melt slowly. Add the honey crème, and stir to combine.
- Let this bubble for a few minutes.
- Meanwhile, peel the garlic and cut into slices. They shouldn't be too thin, or they'll burn! Add to the butter mixture, and cook for another 3 minutes.
- Once the mixture is nice and hot, add the chicken thighs. Sear on both sides for a minute, and turn heat to medium.
- Continue to cook the chicken, rotating each side, for around 10-15 minutes. Check to see if it's cooked, and serve with the honey butter sauce!
- *: honey crème usually means crystallized honey. If you can't find any, use 1.5 spoonful of regular honey instead.