Garlic ginger chicken is a super simple and flavorful chicken recipe. Coconut oil, ginger, and garlic coat the thighs, then they're baked until tender, juicy, and delicious. It's a sugar-free family favorite recipe!

Make a meal out of these thighs with our creamy cucumber salad and smoky roast potatoes. And if you love chicken, check out our juicy baked chicken thighs!

A closeup of garlic ginger chicken thighs on a baking tray.

Garlic Ginger Chicken

Having a few simple chicken recipes on hand is key to healthy weeknight dinners.

This garlic ginger chicken is packed full of flavor yet so easy to make that you'll likely only have to look at the recipe once before you make it by memory.

The garlic and ginger give the chicken a slightly Asian vibe, and the flavor is versatile enough to go with most side dish recipes.

READ MORE: Juicy Baked Chicken Thighs

garlic ginger chicken with crispy skin on a baking sheet.

Can I use boneless thighs?

Yes! Boneless thighs work well, but you will need to reduce the cooking time to about 20 minutes.

Can I use chicken breasts?

Chicken breasts tend to dry out much easier than thighs so if you choose to use them in this recipe, you'll need to adjust the cooking time.

You'll want to bake chicken breasts for about 18 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

What to serve with garlic ginger chicken

This is a very versatile chicken recipe and goes well with most sides. We love it with our creamy cucumber salad or our easy Asian coleslaw.

Other sides that go well with this chicken are:

A white plate with 2 garlic ginger chicken thighs and coleslaw.
A white plate with 2 garlic ginger chicken thighs and coleslaw.

Garlic Ginger Chicken

Garlic ginger chicken is a super simple and flavorful chicken recipe. Coconut oil, ginger, and garlic coat the thighs, then they're baked until tender, juicy, and delicious. It's a sugar-free family favorite recipe! 

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce , or coco aminos
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 2 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs – about 8 pieces, skin on or off, your choice

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix the soy sauce, melted coconut oil, garlic, and ginger in a medium-sized bowl. Add the chicken and toss so that it is well coated. If you're using skin-on chicken, use your fingers to push some of the ginger and garlic under the skin. 
    2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil, 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic, 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger, 2 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs – about 8 pieces
  • Place the chicken on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, or until the chicken is well browned on the outside and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Serving: 2 chicken thighs, Calories: 310kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 45g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 215mg, Sodium: 705mg, Potassium: 590mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 2mg
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