Honey & soy chicken with sesame broccoli

Enjoy these sticky honey and soy chicken thighs as part of an easy midweek meal. This budget-friendly dinner is sure to be a family favourite

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 401
  • fat 22g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 17g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 30g
  • salt 1.7g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic & ginger paste
  • 8 skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • rice, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the soy, honey, 1 tbsp of the oil and ½ tbsp garlic & ginger paste in a bowl. Pour over the chicken thighs and leave to marinate if you have time, but don’t worry if not – they will be delicious either way. Tip the chicken with all the marinade into a roasting tin, skin-side up. Cook for 45 mins until sticky and the skin is crispy.

  2. When the chicken has 15 mins left, start cooking the rice following pack instructions, if using, and heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Add the remaining garlic & ginger paste, sizzle for 1 min, then tip in the broccoli along with a splash of water. Cover and cook for 10 mins until tender, then take the lid off, tip the sesame seeds into the pan and give everything a good toss around. Season. Serve with the chicken, and all the caramelised bits from the bottom of the tin.