Chicken Thighs with Ginger Sesame Glaze

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I’ve been on the look out for something different in the way of Asian cooking.    I make a lot of Asian tofu dishes and a lot of breaded chicken dishes but I rarely make Asian chicken dishes that aren’t breaded.   That’s just one of the reasons why this dish is a little different then the norm for me.

Chicken Thighs with Sesame Glaze

This dish starts with boneless chicken thighs.  I rarely use chicken thighs and I’m not really sure why.   They have more flavor then the breasts and they are usually cheaper.   I bought a value pack of boneless chicken thighs on sale a few weeks ago for $1.29/lb so I have plenty to use.

Make a delicious weeknight meal with this Sesame Ginger Glaze Chicken Thighs and Broccoli with rice

This recipe starts out by marinating the chicken thighs in a simple but really tasty marinade.   It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and deliciously Asian.  After it marinates for a while all you do is saute it in a pan and then add in the broccoli.   Then I like to serve it over top of rice.

Try these Chicken Thighs and Broccoli with Sesame Ginger Glaze

Even though I made it this summer this will be a great recipe to make on a weekday during the school year.   The chicken thighs really soak up the marinade.   Then the marinade is cooked in the pan with the chicken and broccoli and it turns into more of a glaze.  Served over rice with an eggroll this is a fabulous 20 minute meal.

Chicken Thighs with Sesame Glaze

Chicken Thighs with Ginger Sesame Glaze

This is a delicious Asian chicken dish that is ready in 20 minutes! It has a tasty sweet and spicy sauce and is served with broccoli and rice.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1/2 c. thinly sliced garlic scapes or green onions
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons chile paste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 c. broccoli florets
  • 2 c. rice


  • Combine the garlic scapes through the chile paste in a shallow bowl. Mix well then add in the chicken. Toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Heat a saute pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add the chicken and the marinade to the pan and saute for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add the broccoli to the pan and saute for 3 additional minutes.
  • Serve over top of rice.


This delicious weeknight meal is Chicken Thighs with Broccoli with a Ginger Sesame Glaze in a rice bowl


  1. This is a terribly written recipe. While there are 11 ingredients listed, the instructions mention only half of them. There is no mention as to when the remaining ingredients get added in.

    1. Reading is important! The recipe says, “Combine the garlic scapes THROUGH the chile paste” That takes care of 8 of the ingredients. The rest are listed individually in the recipe.

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