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Yummy Boneless Sticky Chicken Thighs to Cook in the Oven Tonight!

It all started when my friend posted on her instagram stories a recipe that she found on TikTok for sticky chicken drumsticks! I was like – mmmm – those sound good but I am no longer a huge fan of chicken legs. {The backstory is that I OD’d on them when I was pregnant with Levi and ate them cold every morning for breakfast for about 5 out of the 9 months; no judgements please haha!} I checked out the recipe, got inspired and completely revamped it into an entirely different dish! Today, I present to you the most yummy boneless sticky chicken thighs recipe you will ever eat! Bonus that it’s crazy easy to whip up and your whole family will love it too!

I mean, mine loved it so much that I made it twice in 3 days!! It was THAT good! What’s really wild though is that I didn’t even mind making it again because it was so simple! And when I say simple, I mean, if I can do it, you can do it!!

Why Chicken Thighs??

I literally never use thighs. Actually, this is definitely the first time I have ever cooked chicken thighs as I have been a chicken breast girl ever since I could remember! But for some reason, I knew thighs would be the way to go with this recipe. They are juicier and more tender than breasts, typically not as thick, and when I think of sticky anything, I think of dark meat! So glad I went with my gut because they just WORKED with these flavors!

How to Cook Chicken thighs

Wondering how to cook them?? Well wonder no more! While the original TikTok recipe was done on the stovetop, I opted for the oven because, yep, you guessed it, it’s EASIER! PRO TIP: put non-stick tinfoil down on the oven pan first for easy clean-up when you’re all done!

The Perfect Marinade

I truly believe that the reason why this sticky chicken thighs recipe is 100 is because of the perfect marinade that I’ve created! It’s crazy flavorful and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry or refrigerator. I made it gluten-free for my fam but feel free to use regular soy sauce instead of tamari. The original marinade included chili but that’s not my thing so I omitted it, as well as completely changed the amounts of all the other ingredients. I know this ratio is the perfect one!

What to serve with baked chicken thighs

I think these sticky chicken thighs go great with a starter salad, and then you can serve sticky rice or herbed potatoes on the side. Plus, a steamed vegetable like broccoli, cauliflower, or sugar snap peas!

Reheating chicken thighs

These are best eaten the day they’re made but you can totally keep leftovers in the refrigerator and then simply microwave to reheat. Easy peasy!!

Take a look at the recipe below!!

This Easy 2-Ingredient Pesto Skirt Steak Recipe Tastes Restaurant Quality

My whole family loves this pesto skirt steak recipe but it's a great homemade date night meal to eat once the kids go to bed too!! It's EASY to make and a dish you'll get on the dinner table QUICK!
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients
  

Main

  • 4 8 oz cuts skirt steak I try to buy the leanest quality skirt steak I can find
  • 1 jar or container pesto Any brand works! Use your fave! I like any of the ones at Trader Joe's.
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees
  • Dry your steak with paper towels. Then season with salt on both sides.
  • Spread a layer {not super thick but not too thin either} of pesto along the top of each of the steak cuts.
  • If you have an air fryer with the basket: you might have to cut the 8 oz pieces even smaller. I suggest using kitchen shears for this and following the grain of the meat. Lay the cuts in the basket and make sure to not overlap them. You also might have to cook in batches depending on how big your basket is.
  • If you have an air fryer with the trays: You should be able to fit all 4 pieces of the skirt steak on the tray {without any overlaps} to cook in the air fryer at once. If you have to cut the pieces smaller, that is okay! I suggest using kitchen shears for this and following the grain of the meat. If you have to cook them in batches, you can do that too!
  • Cook time will depend on your preference for cooked beef and how thick the skirt steak is. I would air fry it for 10 minutes and check it. I like mine well done so I normally cook it from anywhere from 17-22 minutes. DO NOT FLIP IT!
  • ENJOY!!!!!
Keyword skirt steak, steak

If you make this Recipe…

Please please please comment here and let me know and then share your creations on social media and tag me @danaivy! It’s my favorite thing ever when you guys make my recipes and I cannot wait to see how yours turn out!

Other chicken recipes to try

I have tons of really easy and simple chicken recipes on the blog! My favorites are my BBQ Chicken Foil Pack and my 3-Ingredient Pesto Provolone Chicken Roll-Ups! Both are sooo freaking good! If you’re into Mexican food, my Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos are delish too!!


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My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of three, here to share and I’m so happy you found me!! As a Chicago lifer {currently settled in the North Shore ‘burbs}, self-admitted shopping addict, and foodie, at the core I’m really just a mom {and a wife, gotta give a shout-out to my hubby!} just trying to balance it all! My two crazy boys, Brody {who’s 6.5} and Levi {who’s 4.5} + their new baby sister, Demi, are my whole entire world and while being their mom is the BEST thing ever, it ain’t always easy! The chaos is real and because I adore mom life SO MUCH, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would you?? I created this space for all the moms out there who are just trying to get by... I want to help make your lives a little easier, one blog post at a time! Join me on my quest to share allll the mom tips, simple style ideas, REALLY easy recipes {if I can do it, you can do it!!}, and our travels. Read More.

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