Honey-Garlic Chicken Honey-Garlic Chicken Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVINAn overnight soak in honey, garlic and spices makes for a juicy, flavorful chicken. Watch the skin, though, the honey will make it darker than usual for baked chicken. BETH COLVIN Feb. 27, 2013 Comments Advocate-Tested Recipe Honey-Garlic Chicken Serves 4. Recipe is by Beth Colvin. 1/2 cup honey 1 tbl. minced garlic 1⁄8 tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste Salt, to taste 4 chicken thighs 1. In a small bowl, combine the honey, garlic and seasonings. Place chicken in a zip-top bag and pour honey mixture over it. Shake well to coat the chicken and refrigerate overnight. 2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken on a rack over a baking sheet and pour honey mixture over it. Cook 45 to 50 minutes, basting occasionally, or until a meat thermometer registers 165 degrees in the center of the thigh and the skin is crispy.