an easy weeknight sheet pan chicken with a sweet and sticky chili lime glaze brushed on top
1 ½ lbs chicken breasts, skin-on
1 ½ lbs chicken thighs and drumsticks, skin-on
½ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup honey
¼ cup lime juice
¼ cup water
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 ½ tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp red chili paste
2 serrano peppers, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1” piece ginger, sliced
toasted sesame seeds
sliced green onions
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Spread the chicken out onto a sheet pan in an even layer, skin-side up. Drizzle a touch of oil over the chicken and toss well to coat on all sides. Season with a pinch of salt. Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes, or until just almost done.
Meanwhile, combine the rice vinegar, honey, lime juice, water, fish sauce, soy sauce, red chili paste, sliced serrano peppers, sliced garlic, and sliced ginger in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, whisking so that all of the ingredients combine. Lower the heat to medium-low and allow the glaze to simmer for about 20 minutes until slightly thickened, whisking often (be careful so this doesn’t burn; adjust the heat lower if needed).
Remove the chicken from the oven and turn on the convection heat, still at 450°F. Use about half of the glaze to brush the chicken generously. Return the chicken to the oven and cook 4-5 minutes longer, or until the skin is charred and crispy.
Meanwhile, return the remaining glaze to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for another 5 minutes or so until thick and syrupy.
Brush the glaze onto the chicken right before serving. Garnish the chicken with a drizzle of sesame oil, the toasted sesame seeds, a pinch of sliced green onions, and a squeeze of lime juice.