Crispy Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs


I love the crunchy chicken skin and brown sugar pan sauce that comes out of this.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 8
Yield: 8 chicken thighs


8 eaches bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
salt and ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon dried basil


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Step 2: Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear until brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a plate.


Step 4: Melt remaining butter in the skillet. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar, honey, oregano, thyme, and basil until well combined. Return chicken to the skillet.

Step 5: Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
263.7 calories; protein 19.3g 39% DV; carbohydrates 9.5g 3% DV; fat 16.2g 25% DV; cholesterol 82.5mg 28% DV; sodium 86.5mg 4% DV.

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