Farm Fresh Meal Idea: Diana’s Chicken Thighs with Honey & Soy Sauce

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This is a meal that my mother-in-law makes.  I think it is a frugal dish because I always (okay, almost always) have these ingredients on hand. 

The Farm Fresh 03/16 weekly ad has Perdue Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts on sale for $1.99lb.  I typically purchase the bone-in, skin-on thighs because it is significantly cheaper and it only takes a few minutes to remove the skin.  There is something to be said for convenience though!

Diana’s Chicken Thighs with Honey & Soy Sauce

Serve with rice and carrots

Price for chicken $3.16
*Assuming all other ingredients on hand
Richfood Instant Rice $1.79
Baby Carrots $0.99

Total cost: $5.94
*When I made this, I served with free rice and $0.33 corn = $3.52

4-6 Chicken thighs
1/4 Cup honey
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
2 Tbsp Melted butter or margarine
1 Egg Yolk

1. Preheat over to 400°F and grease or spray baking dish
2. Mix all ingredients in bowl
3. Roll chicken in mixture and place in prepared dish.  Pour remaining mixture over chicken
4. Bone-in: Bake 30-35 min, flip and bake another 30-35 min. or until done
     Boneless: Bake  20 min, flip and bake another 20 min. or until done

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  1. Jenny Morgan says

    Could you do this recipe in the crockpot? I would love to try this, it sounds delicious. My kids are both playing softball and we are home late just about every night. Thanks.

    • Dana says

      I’m sure it would do well in the crockpot. The thighs don’t take long to cook, so I’d make sure it was on low and only for a couple hours. You’ll have to monitor the cooking time.

      • Jenny Morgan says

        Thank you so much. I will be fixin this this week. I love the fact that I have everything but the chicken thighs in the house already. :)

        • Dana says

          I like to get the thighs when I find them reduced or on special at the store. Skin- on is usually cheaper then I remove the skin myself.



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