Ginger Glazed Chicken Dinner Ideas


Looking for a quick and delicious dinner idea? This Ginger Glazed Chicken is perfect for those busy weeknights when you need something tasty but don’t have a lot of time. With just a few simple ingredients and a total cooking time of only 20 minutes, you'll have a flavorful meal on the table in no time. The combination of soy sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic creates a mouthwatering glaze that pairs perfectly with the crispy chicken thighs.

One of the best things about this recipe is its simplicity. Using boneless, skin-on chicken thighs ensures that the chicken stays juicy and flavorful. The cornstarch helps to create a crispy exterior, while the ginger and garlic add a wonderful aroma and depth of flavor. A touch of sake in the sauce (if you have it) adds an extra layer of complexity, but it's optional if you prefer to leave it out.

Ready to make your new favorite weeknight meal? Follow these easy steps to prepare Ginger Glazed Chicken that’s sure to impress your family and friends.


- 4 pieces boneless, skin-on chicken thighs

- Salt and pepper

- ¼ cup cornstarch

For the Honey Ginger Sauce:

- 3.5 tablespoons soy sauce

- 2.5 tablespoons honey

- 1 tablespoon grated ginger

- 3 cloves garlic, grated

- 2 tablespoons sake (optional)


1. Prepare the Sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, honey, grated ginger, garlic, and sake (if using). Set the sauce aside.

2. Season and Coat Chicken: Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Lightly coat each piece with a thin layer of cornstarch on both sides.

3. Pan-Fry the Chicken: Drizzle some oil into a pan and heat it over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken thighs, skin side down. Pan-fry for about 4 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is crispy and golden brown. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.

4. Cook the Sauce: Pour the prepared sauce into the same pan. Mix and simmer for about 30 seconds to let the flavors meld together.

5. Glaze the Chicken: Add the chicken back into the pan, turning up the heat to high. Cook for 1 minute on each side, ensuring the chicken is well-coated with the glaze and heated through.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve this delicious Ginger Glazed Chicken with steamed rice and a side of vegetables like broccoli or snap peas for a complete meal. The sweet and savory glaze is perfect for drizzling over the rice, making every bite flavorful.

This quick and easy Ginger Glazed Chicken is sure to become a staple in your dinner rotation. Enjoy the wonderful blend of flavors and the simplicity of a dish that comes together in just 20 minutes!