You will find a lot of cooks preparing this recipe without a hot or spicy sauce.
Some cooks will include sriracha sauce in the preparation of this recipe.
In our kitchen we used harissa paste. Harissa is spicy and complex. The spice is used in North African cuisine.
Harissa is used as a condiment as well as a seasoning for couscous, vegetables, stews, soups and kebabs.
It is also used to season meat, such as lamb, beef, chicken or pork.
The spice mix contains: Chili Peppers, Coriander, Paprika, Red Pepper, Garlic, Salt, Cinnamon, Caraway and Ginger.
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Baked Honey Soy Chicken Thighs
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
2 to 3 cloves garlic minced
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon harissa paste, heaping teaspoon
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch to thicken
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
salt and pepper to season
1 tablespoon butter
Chopped cilantro and sesame seeds for garnish
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare the glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, garlic, lime juice,*Harissa, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Set aside.
*If you have no harissa paste, you can use a heaping teaspoon of real mayonnaise and a teaspoon or more of harissa seasoning. You can also replace the harissa with sriracha sauce.
Generously season your chicken with salt and pepper, on both sides.
Using a cast iron skillet or any ovenproof skillet, over medium high heat, sear the chicken until golden, for about 4 minutes.
Then, flip the chicken and sear the other side another 4 minutes.
Pour the glaze over the chicken and bake, uncovered, for about 25 minutes, or until no longer pink and cooked through.
After 25 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven, change the temperature on your oven to the broil setting.
Next tilt your pan to spoon glaze over baked thighs. Glaze chicken pieces until they are nicely coated.
Place the skillet back into the oven under the broiler for 2 minutes. Watch the skillet to ensure the chicken doesn’t burn. Remove from oven.
Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.