Baked Honey Soy Chicken Thighs

Baked Honey Soy Chicken Thighs

You will find a lot of cooks preparing this recipe without a hot or spicy sauce.

Some cooks will include sriracha sauce in the preparation of this recipe.

In our kitchen we used harissa paste. Harissa is spicy and complex. The spice is used in North African cuisine.

Harissa is used as a condiment as well as a seasoning for couscous, vegetables, stews, soups and kebabs.

It is also used to season meat, such as lamb, beef, chicken or pork.

The spice mix contains: Chili Peppers, Coriander, Paprika, Red Pepper, Garlic, Salt, Cinnamon, Caraway and Ginger.


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Baked Honey Soy Chicken Thighs

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons honey

2 to 3 cloves garlic minced

Juice of 1 lime

1 teaspoon harissa paste, heaping teaspoon

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon cornstarch to thicken

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs

salt and pepper to season

1 tablespoon butter

Chopped cilantro and sesame seeds for garnish

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare the glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, garlic, lime juice,*Harissa, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Set aside.


*If you have no harissa paste, you can use a heaping teaspoon of real mayonnaise and a teaspoon or more of harissa seasoning. You can also replace the harissa with sriracha sauce.

Harissa Paste Using Real Mayonnaise and Harissa Seasoning

Generously season your chicken with salt and pepper, on both sides.

Using a cast iron skillet or any ovenproof skillet, over medium high heat, sear the chicken until golden, for about 4 minutes.

Then, flip the chicken and sear the other side another 4 minutes.

Pour the glaze over the chicken and bake, uncovered, for about 25 minutes, or until no longer pink and cooked through.

After 25 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven, change the temperature on your oven to the broil setting.

Next tilt your pan to spoon glaze over baked thighs. Glaze chicken pieces until they are nicely coated.

Place the skillet back into the oven under the broiler for 2 minutes. Watch the skillet to ensure the chicken doesn’t burn. Remove from oven.

Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.

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Spicy Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Spicy Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are compact rounded leaves tightly bound into individual spherical-shaped heads ranging in diameter of one to two inches when mature.

Human hand  filled with Brussels  Sprouts

The younger the Brussels sprouts, the sweeter and more palatable flavor they contain.

The vegetable is available year-round.


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Preparing Brussels Sprouts


Classic cooking of Brussels sprouts include roasting, braising or pan frying them. You can use butter with savory spices such as garlic, shallots, thyme, rosemary and sage.

Culinarily companions include pork belly, cheese, cream, duck fat, eggs, ham, grapefruit, olive oil, cider vinegar, lemon, hollandaise, maple, mushrooms, mustard, nutmeg, pepper, pistachios and pancetta.


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Spicy Grilled Brussels Sprouts

1 lb burssels sprouts, trimmed and halved

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp lemon juice, more for later

1/2tsp. garlic powder

Kosher salt and black pepper

1 tsp. Moroccan inspired Harissa spice mix

pinch crushed red pepper, to your liking

grated Parmesan cheese, to your liking

In a large bowl add prepared Brussels sprouts. Next add oil, lemon juice, and spices. Mix well and set aside.

Place aluminum sheets on bbq grill. Heat bbq grill then add prepared Brussels sprouts and grill until slightly charred, about 15 minutes.

Remove from grill. Add a few squeezes of lemon juice and 2 – 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, or your liking. Mix in well.

Plate with your favorite protein and a salad.

Platted grilled Brussels sprouts with chicken and salad