Ginger Soy Chicken (One Skillet)

These Ginger Soy Chicken thighs are made in one skillet and simmered in the most delicious asian sauce. This 20 minute meal is perfect for dinner!


  • 2 lbs skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 TBS olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup apricot or orange preserves
  • 1 tsp garlic (2 cloves minced)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 stalks green onions, chopped


  1. Season tops and bottoms of chicken with salt and pepper. 

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, then the chicken thighs. Cook about 5 minutes and then flip to opposite side, cooking 4-5 more minutes or until cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  3. In the same skillet, add preserves, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes; whisk to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for about 2 minutes, then add chopped green onions, whisking to combine. Simmer 2 more minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.

  4. Add chicken back to the skillet and spoon the sauce over the top, cooking about 30 seconds. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also make this using chicken breast, just adjust cooking time so the chicken is cooked all the way through. You can also cut the breasts into bite sized pieces reducing the amount of time to cook through (about 5-7 minutes).