Asian Chicken Thighs

Cassie *


This is another thigh recipe that is out of this world good. It's my favorite of all chicken recipes.

I just stocked up on chicken thighs, and this is what the family requested. I double the batch...the recipe calls for 5 thighs, I always make at least 10 depending on how many I am feeding.

I have made these to take to pot luck many times, and everyone just raves over them, fighting over the last one in the!

Photo's are mine.

Originally published as Asian Chicken Thighs in my Taste of Home February/March 2005 issue.


★★★★★ 10 votes

2 - 3
15 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


  • 5 tsp
    olive oil
  • 5
    bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-3/4 pounds), skin removed
  • 1/3 c
    warm water
  • 1/4 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 4
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp
    chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    cold water
  • ·
    sliced green onions
  • ·
    hot cooked rice, optional

How to Make Asian Chicken Thighs


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 8-10 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk warm water, brown sugar, orange juice, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, pepper flakes and five-spice powder.
  3. Pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until chicken is tender, turning chicken occasionally.
  4. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with green onions. If desired, serve with rice
  5. These chicken thighs really are delicious..I hope you give them a try..

Printable Recipe Card

About Asian Chicken Thighs

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian

Show 40 Comments & Reviews

11 Recipes That Spotlight Pesto

11 Recipes That Spotlight Pesto

Bright green in color, pesto is a classic northern Italian sauce. Traditionally made with basil, Parmesan, garlic, olive oil, and nuts (pine nuts or walnuts), it has a slightly grassy and nutty flavor. Easy to make at home, it’s versatile and quite tasty. We’re sharing pesto sauce from scratch recipes along with ways you can […]

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

There’s nothing better than indulging in a frozen treat on those hot summer days, but it’s time to step up your ice cream game. These delicious sundae toppings will change how you scream for ice cream. From homemade strawberry sauce to skillet peaches to pretzel bites, your taste buds will jump for joy when you […]

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

Turning on the oven during the summer should be illegal. These no-bake dessert ideas are going to be your new favorites! Sweet and rich, these no-bake desserts set up in the fridge or freezer for an easy summer treat. So get ready to indulge in these delicious no-bake desserts!