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Chicken Thighs with Ginger-Sesame Glaze

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Claire Spollen

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 thighs and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

Make-ahead tip: Mix up the glaze first thing in the morning, and allow the chicken thighs to marinate all day in the refrigerator to soak up even more flavor. After that, getting dinner on the table is as simple as heating up the grill pan.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste)
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 362
  • fat 13.7 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 3.9 g
  • protein 45 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 215 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 568 mg
  • calcium 58 mg
  • sugars 10 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 10 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Combine half of soy sauce mixture and chicken in a bowl; toss.

  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer chicken to a platter; drizzle with remaining soy mixture.