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five cooked chicken thighs in a skillet

Honey Beer Sauce Chicken Thighs

Katerina | Diethood
Seasoned to perfection with garlic, paprika and dried herbs, these juicy Honey Beer Sauce Chicken Thighs are coated in a sweet and savory beer sauce packed with flavorful ingredients!
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 6 to 8 chicken thighs
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 thinly sliced shallots
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ cup beer
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet set over medium heat.
  • Season chicken thighs with oregano, thyme, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Rub in the seasoning to stick to the thighs.
  • Add chicken thighs to the heated skillet and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until chicken flips over easily and is golden brown on the bottom.
  • Flip the chicken over and continue to cook for 6 to 8 more minutes, or until done and internal temperature of the chicken registers at 165˚F.
  • Remove cooked thighs from the skillet and set aside.
  • Return skillet to burner and Increase heat to medium-high. Add a little more oil, if needed.
  • Add shallots to the skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Whisk in beer, soy sauce, mustard, and honey; increase heat to HIGH and bring mixture to a boil, while stirring up all the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  • Continue to cook for 3 minutes, or until liquid is reduced.
  • Return chicken thighs to the skillet and turn to coat with the sauce.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.




Calories: 376 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 45 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 215 mg | Sodium: 660 mg | Potassium: 644 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 190 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 39 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 8 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer chicken, chicken dinner ideas, chicken recipes, chicken thighs recipes, honey sauce for chicken, honey soy chicken