Chef Phil Joy from Enjoy Cooking joins Rob Williams in the CTV Morning Live Kitchen to cook up Chicken Thighs with a Meyer Lemon Honey Glaze. Find out more about Chef Phil Joy and Enjoy Cooking by clicking here.

Chicken Thighs with Meyer Lemon Honey Glaze

Serves: 4

  • 8 chicken boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) fresh thyme, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) white wine
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) liquid honey
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions: Place chicken, garlic, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) olive oil, fresh thyme and 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) of lemon juice into a plastic bag. Expel all of the air and marinate in the cooler for one hour, turning frequently.

When marinated, place thighs between two sheets of plastic and gently tap with a meat hammer to flatten to an even 1/2” thickness. Season the chicken with generous amounts of fresh ground pepper and salt.

Heat the remaining olive oil in a medium size non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in pan and lightly sauté for three to five minutes on each side or until cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add the honey to the pan; lightly sauté until the bouquet is released. Add the lemon juice and wine to the pan; bring to a boil then return chicken with any juices to pan. Spoon sauce over chicken for two minutes while the glaze gently simmers and reduces. To serve: arrange chicken onto serving plates, spoon glaze over top.

Meyer lemons, so named because they were identified in 1908 by Frank N. Meyer, they are thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. This unique blend creates an exceptional refreshing taste. The sweeter and more floral taste than other lemons and can even have a slightly orange tint. They also have very thin skins, making them difficult to transport and store. Meyers are in rising demand with the culinary world as they are ideal for desserts and salads. Interest has created demand for a commercial crop and they are increasingly available at markets and in Costco when in season.