Pan-Roasted Honey Lime Chicken Thighs - one of the best and the easiest chicken thigh recipes you'll ever try!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 540 kcal
Author: Julia


4 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
7 chicken thighs (about 7 or 8 chicken thighs, depends on the size of your skillet)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 green onions chopped
1 lime sliced (for garnish only)


In a small bowl combine lime juice, honey, soy sauce.
Salt the chicken thighs with 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more) thoroughly, all over, including under the skin.

In 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook for about 5 minutes until the chicken skin side gets nicely browned (make sure to get really nice brown, not just pale brown - it makes a difference in presentation).

Turn chicken, so that skins sides are up and add lime-honey mixture to the skillet. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 14 to 18 minutes longer or until done (chicken should register 180 degrees F on instant thermometer). While cooking, covered, chicken thighs will release their own juices, as well.

Transfer chicken to plates. Drizzle chicken with pan juices. Top with chopped green onions and serve with lime slices.

Nutrition Facts

Honey Lime Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving

Calories 540 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 193mg 64%
Sodium 696mg 29%
Potassium 466mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Vitamin C 12.7%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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