Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs




30 Mins




● 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
● salt and ground black pepper to taste
● 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
● 4 cloves garlic, minced
● 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
● 1 tablespoon honey
● 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
● 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
● 1⁄4 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).