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Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs Recipe


Crispy-skinned chicken thighs are served in a sweet and savory brown sugar and herb pan sauce in this easy chicken recipe that takes just 10 minutes to prep.


  • 8 eaches bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  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.
  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.
  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).

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Nutritional Information

Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 263.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 39 %
carbohydrates: 3 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber:
fat: 25 %
saturated fat: 30 %
cholesterol: 28 %
vitamin a iu: 5 %
niacin equivalents: 65 %
vitamin b6: 16 %
vitamin c: 1 %
folate: 2 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 7 %
magnesium: 7 %
potassium: 5 %
sodium: 4 %
thiamin: 6 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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