Killer Marinade Chicken Thighs

I found this recipe on Pinterest a while back. So I pinned it. And then I pinned it again…and again! I finally realized I’d pinned it 3 times already and hadn’t even made it yet. So I did. And it totally deserves to be pinned over and over because it is that good.

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 4 lbs)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp low sodium tamari (or soy) sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix all ingredients for the marinade together in a large bowl or a plastic Ziploc bag. Add the chicken and make sure that every piece is covered evenly. Marinate in a fridge for at least 30 minutes to 2 hours or, better yet, overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. Place the chicken and all of the marinade in a baking dish. Bake uncovered at 450 degrees F for 25-30 minutes with the skin side up, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. To make sure the chicken tops are nicely browned and do not dry out, baste the chicken thighs in the juices and marinade about 15-20 minutes into baking.
  4. To get a nicely browned, crisped up skin, turn on the broiler for 2-3 minutes when the thighs are almost done cooking. Monitor broiling very closely so the tops don’t burn.

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