GARLIC BROWN SUGAR CHICKEN

Today I was using up some wingettes, but I prefer to make this recipe with the boneless and skinless thighs.

GARLIC BROWN SUGAR CHICKEN adapted from Damn Delicious
8 skin-on boneless chicken thighs
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley, garnish

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside. 
  • Place chicken pieces in baking dish.
  • Melt remaining tablespoon butter in the skillet. 
  • Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in brown sugar, honey, oregano, thyme and basil until well combined. 
  • Pour over the chicken in the baking dish..
  • Bake about 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Garnish and serve chicken immediately.

Prep Time:   10 minutes
Cook Time:   40 minutes
Total Time:  50 minutes
Yield:            8 servings

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