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Honey-Soy Skillet Chicken with Broccoli Rabe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Honey-soy skillet chicken is a simple, versatile weekend dinner option with a quick honey-soy glaze that doubles as a marinade and a smoky glaze.
Recipe Type: Dinner
Keyword: skillet chicken
Makes: 4 servings
Author: Elizabeth Stark
  • 1 package Farmer Focus Chicken Drum and Thigh (about 1 1/2 pounds - 2 drums and 2 thighs)
  • Sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, smashed, peeled, and minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe or broccolini (about 1 pound), ends trimmed
  • 1 cup dry basmati rice, cooked
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
  • ½ teaspoon each black and white sesame seeds for garnish
  1. Set chicken in a shallow dish and sprinkle with sea salt on both sides. Leave on the counter so chicken can come up to temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Set a small skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil, and when hot, add the garlic, ginger and sauté 3 minutes. Add red pepper flakes and sauté 1 minute more. Slowly pour in soy sauce, and then add the honey. Bring to slow boil, then quickly turn heat down to a gentle simmer until mixture thickens considerably, 7 - 10 minutes. (You may need to remove the pan from heat if it starts to bubble over.) Set aside to cool briefly.
  4. Spoon 1/4 cup sauce over the chicken and toss to coat.
  5. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium/medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add half the broccoli rabe, sauté 2 minutes, then add the other half. Sprinkle with sea salt. Sauté, turning often, just until broccoli rabe has just wilted and is a vibrant green hue. Remove to a plate.
  6. Add 2 more tablespoons oil to the same skillet, and when hot, add the chicken skin side down. Sear just until skin is golden, 2 minutes. Flip chicken and tuck broccoli rabe all around it.
  7. Slide into oven and roast 10 minutes, brush chicken all over with 1/4 cup sauce, and then cook 10 - 15 minutes longer, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 or higher.
  8. Serve chicken and broccoli rabe over rice with an extra drizzle of glaze, sesame seeds, and sliced green onions.