Why You'll Love It
- Flavor- Honey and soy sauce are a wonderful flavor combo for chicken. Ginger, garlic, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar play their parts in delivering a rich satisfying taste.
- One Pot - I love how easy this recipe is. Just 10 minutes of prep and you have a 5-star chicken and rice dinner with only one pot to clean.
- Meal Prep - We make this for two at our house but save the leftovers for lunch the next day.
One-Pot Honey Soy Chicken & Rice Bake
- 5-6 bone-in chicken thighs
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup soy sauce (can substitute with reduced sodium soy sauce)
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil optional
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil optional
- ½ cup sliced green onions (about 4-5 green onions)
- 1½ tablespoons minced ginger
- 1½ tbsps minced garlic
- 1½ cups rice
- 2 cups chicken stock (or water as substitute)
- kosher salt and black peper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
- In a large bowl or resealable zip-top bag, add the chicken, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. Squeeze out the excess air from the bag and tightly seal it; gently massage the bag to coat the chicken in the marinade. Place the bag in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for 2 hours.
- Remove the chicken from the bag and discard any remaining marinade.
- Add the vegetable oil to a large oven-safe pot over medium heat. Carefully add the chicken thighs, skin side down. Cook until the thighs are nicely caramelized, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken, transfer it to a plate, and set aside.
- To the pot, add the green onions, ginger, and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1-3 minutes. Add the rice and stir to combine. Add the chicken broth, season it with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Stir well and return the chicken thighs to the pot, skin side up.
- Cover the pot with a lid, place it in the oven, and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the rice and chicken are both fully cooked.
- Fluff rice and serve warm. Garnish with green onions, if desired.
- While searing the chicken, check often to ensure that they are not burning. The honey in the marinade will cause the chicken to brown quickly.