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Brown-Sugar Garlic Chicken

Brown-Sugar Garlic Chicken

Prep Time 1 hr
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper or an all purpose seasoning
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • fresh parsley leaves for garnish, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper or your favorite all-purpose seasoning
  • In a large oven-proof skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Place chicken skin-side down, and sear chicken on both sides until the skin is a crisp brown.
  • Add the last tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add brown sugar, oregano, thyme, basil and honey to skillet. Stir until well combined then add chicken back to skillet.
  • Place skillet in the oven and bake until the chicken reaches a temperature of 175 degrees.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Keyword chicken, chickenthighs, Garlic
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