How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

Discussion in 'Main Dish Recipes' started by annakieu, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. annakieu

    annakieu New Member

    There is nothing better than cooking chicken on the bone. Why? It keeps the meat moist and tender and adds a ton of flavor. Chicken breasts are people’s go-to cut of meat if they are trying to eat healthy, but I challenge you to try a chicken thigh. They get a bad rap because they have more fat, but that’s true only if you eat it. Here’s a trick. Trim off any excess fat. Peel the skin away from the thigh but don’t throw it away. Season the meat and add some fresh herbs. Pull the skin back over the thigh and roast it. Next, mix up a (sort of) BBQ sauce by combining honey with apple cider vinegar. When chicken is almost done, pull the crispy skin away and drizzle the honey mixture over the chicken. Return it to the oven for a few minutes and repeat. When the chicken is done, discard the skin and enjoy the tender, juicy, flavorful meat.


    4 chicken thighs, bone in, with the skin
    4 tsp. Mary’s Secret Spice (MSS in your pantry items)
    2 Tbsp. honey
    2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
    Fresh herbs (optional)


    Part 1: Prepare the chicken thighs

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees
    Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towel.
    Peel back skin (do not remove).


    Part 2: Add spices and fresh herbs

    Rub meat with a teaspoon of spices, front and back of each thigh.
    Place fresh herbs on meat (optional) with spices and replace skin over meat.


    Part 3: Begin roasting

    Place on broiler pan.
    Bake in oven for 20 minutes.


    Part 4: Prepare BBQ sauce

    While chicken is roasting prepare this simple 2 ingredient sweet and tangy sauce.
    Mix honey and apple cider vinegar together.


    Part 5: Add BBQ sauce

    Remove chicken from oven and brush honey mixture on meat
    directly under skin.


    Part 6: Keep roasting the chicken

    Cook additional 10-20 minutes, brushing sauce on meat 2 more times.


    Part 7: Almost done!

    Remove chicken from oven. Remove skin and apply one last coat of sauce.


    Step 8: Finished

    Serve and enjoy!

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