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Spicy Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken thighs,brown sugar,garlic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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