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Jalapeno Chicken Thighs with Honey Lime Soy Sauce Marinade

Easy Jalapeno Chicken Thighs with Honey Lime Marinade

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
30 minutes to marinade 1 hr
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American Southwest, Asian American

Equipment

  • Grill pan (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 green onion, thinly sliced (tops included) reserve some for garnish (optional)
  • 4 large jalapeno peppers seeds and core removed and thinly sliced or minced (reserve some for garnish, optional)
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Cilantro for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together the honey, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, green onions, jalapenos, lime juice and zest.
  • Cut chicken thighs into half lengthwise. Place thighs and marinade in a zip lock bag then, let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour, turning over occasionally.
  • Heat a grill pan or saute pan to medium-high heat and coat with a thin layer of oil.
  • Drain marinade from zip lock bag into a small sauce pan and place chicken thighs on the grill pan. Simmer the marinade until reduced in half, while cooking the thighs on the grill pan, turning once, until cooked through.
  • Heat a grill pan to medium-high heat. Coat with a thin layer of oil. Drain marinade from zip lock bag into a small sauce pan and place chicken thighs on the grill pan.
  • Bring the marinade to a boil and reduce heat to simmer until reduced in half while the chicken thighs are cooking ( NOTE: do not use marinade for a sauce without bringing it to a boil to cook the chicken juices left by the chicken thighs).
  • Cook the chicken thighs for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once, or until cooked all the way through.
  • Serve Jalapeno Chicken Thighs drizzled with sauce and sprinkled with minced cilantro, green onions or jalapeno slices.
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