Ginger Roasted Chicken Thighs With Rice and Veggies | Newport Medical and Wellness Center

A Convenient and Healthy Meal to Incorporate Into Your Week

May 9, 2019

in Lifestyle, Medical & Wellness, Recipes, Weight Loss

Whether you spend the week working from the comfort of your own home in sweatpants (don’t worry, your secret is safe), or in a cave-like cubicle wearing pants you’re not too fond of, it’s likely your workday meals could use a little more pizazz and a lot more ease—maybe even some more vegetables. The below recipe from Newport Medical and Wellness Center has you covered.

Ginger Roasted Chicken Thighs With Rice and Veggies

The great thing about roasted chicken thighs is you can choose whether to season them according to a recipe or based on your own gut instinct, and they will still turn out enjoyable. Add brown, jasmine, or white rice with a side of broccoli or bok choy and you’ve got a hearty meal that will hold up for lunch the next day.

Pantry List

-2 lbs (about 8) boneless skinless chicken thighs
-1/2 yellow onion, diced
-2 tsp sesame oil
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-3 tbsp finely grated ginger
-1/3 cup tamari or soy sauce
-1/4 cup honey


1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2) Rinse chicken thighs with water and pat dry with a paper towel.

3) In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the yellow onion, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce/tamari, and honey. Let the mixture work up to a rolling boil, then reduce heat to low. Let the sauce simmer for about five minutes. Stir intermittently, so it can thicken. Once the desired consistency is met, take it off the heat and allow to cool briefly.

4) Place chicken thighs into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Drizzle 2/3 of the mixture onto the chicken. Turn the thighs over and use a basting brush to saturate the meat as much as possible. Place the chicken thighs in the oven and cook until they have an internal temperature of 165 degrees, about twenty minutes. If they aren’t ready, keep checking the temperature every five minutes.

5) Once the chicken has reached the appropriate temperature, remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil. Let the chicken thighs rest for ten minutes to ensure they reach peak tenderness. Serve with rice, your favorite vegetable, and a spoonful or two of the remaining sauce.

Don’t Let Routine Be a Limiting Factor

Newport Medical and Wellness Center knows the stresses of everyday life pile up. However, those are the very moments when the best thing you can do for yourself is take time out to prepare and plan a nourishing and vibrant meal. Mouthwatering leftovers likely won’t make your work week any worse.

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