These Molasses Glazed Chicken Thighs are a delight! The molasses combined with the soy sauce, lemon juice and garlic make a marinade that turns these chicken thighs into a delicious meal. These thighs are one of Ken’s favorites. They will be one of yours too!
If you are a follower of the blog you already know that we are big fans of baked chicken thighs. We are always looking for ways to change it up and incorporate new and different ingredients. In this recipe that ingredient is molasses.
The molasses just adds that something special that makes a recipe stand out from others. It goes so perfectly with all of the the other ingredients in the marinade.
I have a confession. I hate to do dishes. So the fewer dishes needed for a recipe, the happier I am. You don’t even get one dish dirty for the beginning of this recipe!
Let’s talk for a second about how easy this recipe is to throw together. Instead of getting a bowl dirty, you throw all of the ingredients in a resealable plastic bag. Make sure to add the molasses last though! It tends to stick to the sides of the bag if you add it first. Mix those delicious flavors together right in the bag and add the chicken in last! So easy right?
The longer you can marinate the chicken the better it will be. I usually throw this together the night before and give it a good 24 hours in the fridge.
When you are ready for dinner you take the chicken out of the bag and place it on the baking sheet. You crank the oven up to 425 degrees. The bone in the chicken will give it incredible flavor and keep the chicken nice and moist. The skin will get crispy and delicious.
I hope you enjoy this meal knowing there are no bowls to wash!
Molasses Glazed Chicken Thighs
The molasses in the marinade is what sets this recipe apart. The molasses combined with the soy sauce, lemon juice and garlic make a marinade that turns these chicken thighs into a delicious meal.
- 10-12 bone-in, skin on, chicken thighs
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice -
- 1 tblsp pepper -
- 6 garlic, minced
- 1 cup molasses
- cooking spray
Combine soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and garlic in a large resealable bag.
Add the molasses last as it tends to stick to the outside of the bag. Seal and shake.
Add your chicken thighs. Seal, and chill 8 to 24 hours adjusting thighs periodically.
When you are ready to bake remove chicken from marinade, and discard.
Prepare a foil lined baking sheet with a rack coated in cooking spray. Place chicken thighs on the rack, evenly spaced.
Bake at 425 degrees for between 35-40 minutes.