Spicy Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs
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Spicy Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Who doesn't love a quick and easy weeknight meal? Especially when it's as delicious as these Spicy Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs!  The sweet and crispy crust on these thighs just might make them your family's new favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken thighs,brown sugar,garlic
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 716kcal
Author: Nicole Crocker


  • 8 Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 4 Cloves Garlic ,minced
  • 1/4 Cup Brown sugar ,packed
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed red pepper ,optional
  • 2 Tablespoon Chopped fresh parsley leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large oven-proof 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.
  • Add remaining olive oil to the skillet. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Careful not to burn the garlic. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in brown sugar, honey, oregano, thyme, basil and red pepper until well combined. Return chicken to the skillet.
  • Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 175 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve chicken immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.


Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 283mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 633mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.4mg