Cast Iron Skillet Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

So this year my husband and I found out that we both prefer chicken thighs over chicken breasts. Chicken thighs are the moistest, most flavorful cut of the chicken you can get! I always buy skinless and boneless because that’s how we prefer it, but to each its own.

This recipe was one of those “throw everything together and intohope it tastes good” kind of dinners that I often make at home! And now it is literally both my husband and I’s favorite dinner that I make! So I thought I would share it with you!

This cast iron honey garlic chicken is the perfect mix of sweet, savory, and delicious! I always serve mine with either mashed potatoes or oven roasted potatoes and broccoli! You could also serve it over some white or brown rice if you wanted! Either way I believe this honey garlic chicken recipe will make it on your dinner rotations! Let’s get started!

Cast Iron Honey Garlic Chicke. Thighs

What you will need:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard

Dry Seasonings:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


Preheat oven to 425°F.

In cast iron skillet, place chicken thighs with top side facing up. Sprinkle dry seasonings over top of chicken.

In a small bowl, mix together honey, garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, and mustard. Pour mixture over chicken and make sure to spoon sauce on any missed areas.

Bake in oven for 20 minutes. When 20 minutes is up, carefully spoon sauce from the bottom of the skillet over top the chicken thighs and place back in the oven on broil for 3-5 more minutes (be sure to check for color since ovens vary).

Then you are finished! That’s how easy it is! I hope you will love this recipe as much as I do! Happy homemaking!

Oven Baked BBQ Bacon Cheddar Chicken

Made this for dinner last night and my husband and I didn’t speak for 30 minutes. Not because we were angry. Because it was so delicious we literally could not stop eating it.

This oven baked bbq bacon cheddar chicken is everything you want in a family dinner dish. It’s easy to cook, easy to put together, and definitely easy to eat!

Even though it’s gluten free, you will feel a little guilty while eating it. You literally won’t be able to eat bbq chicken any other way!


What you will need:

  • 1 lbs chicken breast or chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used a Mexican shredded cheese)
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce (sweet baby rays is my favorite)
  • 1/4 cup diced bacon (freshly cooked or real bacon bits will work)
  • 3 stalks of green onion (topping)
  • Ranch dressing (drizzled for a topping; trust me)
  • Dry seasonings:

    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp cumin


    Preheat oven to 425°F.

    Slice about 4 chicken breasts in half and place in cast iron skillet [You can use a casserole dish too but I love using the skillet for this].

    Sprinkle dry seasonings over chicken so that each one is well coated. Then rub bbq sauce over chicken with rubber spatula or brush, making sure each one is well coated.

    Sprinkle cheese over the top and bacon bits. Place in oven and cook for 25-30 minutes [depending on how your oven cooks; ours was done around 25-26 minutes].

    Once finished, serve with chopped green onions and a drizzle of ranch!

    I served my bbq chicken with my delicious oven roasted potatoes and some southern green beans (which I will be sharing soon)! I hope y’all love it as much as my family does! Let me know what you think.

    Happy homemaking!!

    Top 10 Gluten Free Products to Buy at Costco

    When going gluten free, whether for health reasons or by choice, one of the hardest things is risking expensive purchases and not knowing if you will like it or not! So I am sharing some of my favorite Costco gluten free products that are so worth the money.

    If you have eaten the gluten free diet, whether by choice or by diagnosis, you have probably realized two things: 1. You pretty much have to cook everything, or 2. Buy pre-made gluten free products that are incredibly expensive.

    For me I have a slight gluten intolerance that has led me to the gluten free diet. And though I make ALOT of things from home, there are certain things that I would rather just purchase. However, when making a purchase of gluten free items, it’s always a shot in the dark whether it will be good or not. Sometimes gluten free products lack taste, texture, and the “I want more” aspect. You feel as though you are being punished rather than enjoying something to eat.

    So I have decided to share with you some of my favorite gluten free products you can buy at Costco! And if you don’t have a Costco membership, then you can order online I am sure!

    1. autumn’s gold grain free granola bars

    So these gluten free granola bars are absolutely freaking delicious!! Sometimes with gluten free granola bars you feel as though you are eating dried dirt; no flavor, the texture leaves you needing a gallon of water, and they are freaking expensive.

    My husband and I were walking around Costco and thank God they were giving out free samples of this bar because I never would have spent the money on it. Mainly because I have tried gluten free granola bars before and been pretty disappointed. BUT THESE. Autumn’s Gold Grain Free Granola Bars are literally the tastiest granola bars I have ever had, gluten free or not!

    They taste sort of like a cinnamon roll. YES. And their texture is heaven on Earth. I literally threatened my husband telling him not to eat all of them.

    So go try these out! Even if you don’t eat gluten free they are worth the buy!

    Autumns’s Gold Grain Free Cinnamon Almond (16Count/1.24 oz), 19.84 oz

    2. Milton’s cauliflower crust pizza

    Okay so listen. If you know me you know that I LOATHE cauliflower. It has a lot to do with a personal experience of seeing someone with “cauliflower ear” in middle school. But also the taste. I can’t help it.

    HOWEVER. Once again, free samples at Costco saved my life. I love frozen pizza. It saves us on busy days when we don’t have time or really don’t feel like cooking dinner. Often gluten free frozen pizzas are lacking in taste and texture. No one likes a soggy pizza.

    Milton’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza is to die for! I bought the kind that has veggie based sausage on it and it is so delicious you can’t even tell you’re not eating regular pizza OR regular meat. I believe there is also a roasted veggie and regular cheese version too! Get it, it’s delicious.

    3. harvest snaps green pea snack crisps

    Healthy. Delicious. SO FREAKING TASTY. I love these things. Honestly I bought these prior to eating gluten free and danced when I realized they were gluten free approved! They are so yummy and healthy and you can eat them without feeling like crap (like when you scarf down a whole bag of flaming hot Cheetos…).

    These are perfect for snack time, your kiddos, and even to blitz up and coat some chicken in! I love them so much. There are also tons of variety of flavors from wasabi ranch, sweet chili, and black pepper. I love them all. Just get them!

    Harvest Snaps Organic Calbee Lightly Salted Snapeas, 20 Ounce

    4. organic aussie bites

    Okay so disclaimer on these! They contain whole grain oats which is debatable on the gluten free issue. They ARE gluten free but you have to make sure with celiac disease whether or not the grains are processed in a facility that has also processed wheat products.

    Aussie bites do not claim to be gluten free for this purpose only. SO. If you are choosing gluten free for personal choice and not for celiac purposes then these are okay for you. If you have celiac disease then I would pass on these depending on your sensitivity!

    Okay so these babies are freaking yummy! They are healthy, have tons of delicious ingredients, and they are so easy to grab on the go for a snack or quick breakfast. Full of flavor, they have things like coconut, dried apricots, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and honey!

    To me they taste similar to like an oatmeal raisin cookie! I definitely recommend you try these!

    Universal Bakery Expect More Organic Aussie Bites, 32 count

    5. moon cheese

    If you love snacks like cheez-its or any kind of cheese type cracker that is not out-of-bounds, these are perfect for you.

    They are literally made with cheese. That’s it.

    Super cheesy. Super tasty. Highly recommended!

    Even if you’re not gluten free these are just a healthier option over some of the other processed choices. PLUS your kids will love them.

    Moon Cheese – 100% Natural Cheese Snack – Cheddar – 10 oz – 2 Pack

    6. Birch benders gluten free pancake & Waffle mix

    Oh delicious warm, fluffy, steaming, pancakes. They are so warming and comforting. When I went gluten free I was very sad over losing my relationship with pancakes.

    Birch Benders has stepped in to save the day. Their gluten free pancake and waffle mix is perfection. AND you only have to add water (not 15 eggs, you first born son, and a mortgage). Sometimes gluten free mixes need everything but your kitchen sink which can get expensive and tiring.

    For the gluten free, keto, or paleo dieter, I highly recommend this brand!

    Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix by Birch Benders, Low-Carb, High Protein, High Fiber, Gluten-free, Low Glycemic, Prebiotic, Keto-Friendly, Made with Cassava, Coconut & Almond Flour, 12 oz

    7. Kirkland brands maple syrup

    To go with your Birch Bender’s pancakes, Kirkland’s maple syrup is sooooo good. One thing many don’t know when starting the gluten free diet is that most maple syrups are a no-go.

    Brands like Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth, and so many others often have hidden gluten ingredients (make sure to check all of your labels).

    So you have to buy organic, 100% pure maple syrups (which I have found are expensive and in very small bottles *rolls eyes*).

    Costco’s Kirkland Brand of Maple Syrup is organic and gluten free and not too expensive. You get tons of product and it’s so delicious!

    Kirkland Signature 100% Maple Syrup, Dark Amber, 33.8 fl. oz.

    8. Kirkland’s chicken stock

    Another shocker for the new gluten free eater is that MOST chicken, beef, veggie broths have hidden gluten in them as a thickener! With the upcoming holiday seasons, most recipes need some form of broth!

    Costco’s Chicken stock is certified gluten free AND you get sick of them! This is one of my favorite finds recently that has me so excited! I can get tons of product for a great price and not have to worry about hidden ingredients!

    Definitely recommend!

    Kirkland Signature Organic Gluten-Free Chicken Stock Reasealable Cartons: 6-Count (32 fl oz.)

    9. Udi’s gluten free bread

    If you’re gluten free then you know Udi’s brand I am sure! I have found for ANY gluten free bread, a tip is to always toast! It makes it soooo much better and feels like you are eating fancy bread rather than wheatless bread.

    I love Udi’s brand and found out that you can get a two-pack of the multigrain type at Costco! This is so awesome because gluten free breads don’t have as much of the product as it’s counterpart so you often have to buy more than one. I buy a two-pack and then put one in my freezer and I am good for a couple of weeks!

    I am so happy to see more gluten free products making the shelves and this is one of my favorites.

    Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, Whole Grain Bread, 12 Ounce

    10. Tipiaks 36-count French macarons

    Saved desert for last. Oh my goodness. When I found out macarons are gluten free naturally, I was so excited. However, these babies are expensive! But Costco has a 36-count French macaron set that are so delicious and run about $15.00.

    They are all delicious but my favorites were the pistachio and milk chocolate ones. These are perfect for a sweet snack at the end of your day, to put out at a baby shower or party, or to even gift to the person you know eating gluten free!

    I love them so much! Y’all definitely need to give them a try.

    French Macarons Mixed 36 pcs

    SO that is my list of TOP 10 GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS at Costco! Everyone I would personally recommend and have in my kitchen right now! Let me know if you have any more you have found so I can get in on that too!