Zesty ingredients impart bold flavor to a classic baked chicken recipe. Serve with Spanish rice.
The 5 Ingredients
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce
8 (4-ounce) bone-in chicken thighs, skinned
How to Make It
Directions: Preheat oven to 400°. Combine lime juice, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons honey, and chipotle in a large bowl. Add chicken, and toss well to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes at room temperature. Arrange the chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, reserving marinade. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Place reserved marinade in a blender, and process until smooth. Place pureed marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook 3 minutes. Brush chicken with half of cooked sauce; return to oven and bake an additional for 10 minutes. Brush chicken with remaining sauce; bake an additional 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°.
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The flavor was outstanding. Next time I will thicken the sauce with a little corn starch. It was a little runny and my chicken did not glaze like shown in the picture. It still had nice flavor but I love a thick glaze on boneless skinless chicken thighs.
Just made this for dinner, and my husband really loved it. We had a whole chicken (in pieces), so we used that, and made it on the grill to keep from heating up the house. I liked the flavor, but would like to increase it a bit, so next time i will probably marinate longer, and try the baking method. I never like dark meat, but my husband convinced me to try a bite of the thigh. SO much better than the breast. Much more flavorful, and because it was a thinner piece of meat, the flavors penetrated more. Will definitely try again!
I used skinless boneless chicken breasts. I pounded them a bit so they would cook more evenly. I baked 10 minutes then basted every 5 until done. The sauce is very good. This is a very solid weeknight or Sat lunch recipe.I'm sure it would be even better on dark meat or perhaps even pork. It's nice and spicy but not overwhelming.
This was delicious. Very flavorful. I tried it exactly as written and we loved it, but I think next time I will either do boneless skinless chicken thighs or chicken breast. I am not a big fan of eating around bones. Will definitely make again. Love the simplicity and the flavor. Served it with Spanish rice. So, so good. Having leftovers for lunch today.
Very easy meal! I used boneless chicken breasts instead and would only use 1 tablespoon of chipotle. It was a bit too intense for us. I served it with yellow rice with sliced scallions and a dollop of sour cream.
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