Chicken Thighs on the Bone For Christmas

Chicken Thighs on the Bone For Christmas

The natural sweetness of honey makes this chicken dish delicious! I recommend this not only for Christmas, but also for birthdays, parties, and other occasions.


Bone-in chicken thigh
A lot: 1 tablespoon or more
to taste
2 tablespoons
☆Soy sauce
50 ml
☆White wine (or sake)
30 ml
☆Grated onion
1/2 - 3/4 of an onion
☆Grated garlic
2 cloves


1. Make a cut parallel to the bone on the bottom side of the chicken legs. Pierce the skin several times with a fork.
2. Season with lots of freshly ground salt and pepper.
3. When the salt and pepper has penetrated the chicken, use your hands to spread honey.
4. Mix all of the ☆ ingredients to make the sauce.
5. In a tray or a ziploc bag, marinate the chicken in the sauce. Refrigerate for around 6 hours, flipping the chicken pieces occasionally.
6. Remove the chicken from the sauce (make especially sure to remove any bits of onion, which would burn) and bake.
7. After the oven is preheated, bake for about 30 minutes at 230ºC. During baking, brush the sauce on the chicken 2 or 3 times.
8. Optional... When done baking, combine the juices from the chicken left in the baking pan with the sauce. Put into a frying pan and reduce the sauce.
9. Transfer the chicken to a serving dish, pour on the sauce (as much as you like) and it's done.
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Story Behind this Recipe

My family enjoys this every year since I started making this recipe. After trying a lot of different recipes, this became our family favorite.