I just love when friends are willing to share a winning recipe with me! You know it will be delicious because it has their stamp of approval. This recipe is from my friend Graeme. You know when a close friend stops by raving about the chicken his wife just made, it has to be great! He handed us a recipe for Incredible Chicken Thighs. He kept saying how much we would love it and that we had to try it. Boy were we glad we did!
Incredible Chicken Thighs really are incredible! So easy to prepare! The flavors blend perfectly together! I love to marinade chicken. If you can marinade it over night it is the best. You simply mix all of the ingredients in a plastic bag. Add the chicken and you let the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, apple cider vinegar, sugar, lemon juice and thyme do all of the work! Your taste buds will thank you for giving this recipe a try!
If your family is like mine, we like things with a little heat but not too hot. This recipe can be adapted for the amount of heat you and your family like. We make it with dried crushed red pepper flakes. Just enough heat to wake up your taste buds!
I have to tell you that fish sauce can be found on amazon or in the international section of your local supermarket! It adds such a nice flavor to so many things! It is definitely worth having a small bottle in your refrigerator!
These thighs always turn out nice and crispy when they bake. We always broil them for a minute or two. Right before they are ready to come out of the oven! These Incredible Chicken Thighs are always absolutely delicious!
Graeme's Incredible Chicken Thighs
- 9-12 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin on
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup garlic , miinced
- 2 tblsp ginger, ground
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3 tblsp fish sauce
- 1 tblsp salt
- 2 tblsp lemon juice
- 2 tblsp thyme
- 2 tblsp or more dried crushed red pepper flakes optional
Whisk garlic, red peppers, ginger, thyme, oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, fish sauce, and salt in a medium bowl until sugar and salt dissolve.
Place marinade and chicken in a large resealable plastic bag.
Turn to coat, and chill at least 2 hours. The longer the better. This chicken can be marinated for up to 24 hours.
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Prepare a foil lined baking sheet with a rack in it sprayed with cooking spray.
Remove chicken from marinade, shake off excess, and place, skin side up, on the rack.
Bake until cooked and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads about 165 degrees. Around 40-45 minutes. Depending on the size of your chicken thighs! Serve immediately. Enjoy!