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Sticky Asian Chicken


Description

Chicken thighs seared and lightly braised in a sweet an spicy Asian inspired sauce. 


Ingredients

Scale

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs

salt and pepper

2 tbsp. avocado oil

1/2 cup coconut aminos

1 tbsp. pure sesame seed oil

2 tbsp. compliant unsweetened BBQ sauce (I like Primal Kitchen Foods)

1 tsp. grated ginger

2 garlic cloves (pressed through a garlic press or finely minced)

1 tsp. Korean pepper flakes (or crushed red pepper flakes)

scallions (cilantro or chives for garnish)


Instructions

To begin, preheat the oven to broil 

Pat the chicken thighs dry and season them with a few pinches of salt and pepper on both sides. Heat the avocado oil in a large oven-safe skillet. Add the chicken to the skillet and sear them for 3-5 minutes on both sides or until the internal temperature is 167˚F or higher. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. 

Now, whisk the rest of the ingredients (except the garnish) together in a bowl and transfer the mixture to the same skillet you just cooked the chicken in. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for about 3 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and use a spoon to coat the chicken with the sauce. 

Now, transfer the skillet to the oven and broil for 3-5 minutes until the chicken is brown and the sauce thickens a little more. 

Serve with cauliflower rice.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: 30 minute dinners
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Sticky Asian Chicken

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