Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs with Molasses

lemon garlic chicken This is one of my oldest, go-to, weeknight dinners.  It’s super easy to make, fast and delicious!  Everyone loves it.  You could substitute chicken breast if you don’t like the dark meat, you just won’t cook it as long.  I love to have mine with a roasted sweet potato and Bill and the boys like it on rice to soak up all the yummy sauce.  A must try dish!

Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs with Molasses
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4-6
  • 8 Chicken Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ Cup Molasses
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 3 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic
  • ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • S&P
  1. In a mixing bowl, stir the molasses through S&P. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag with marinade and marinate at least 1 hour, up to 6.
  2. Heat oven to 375.
  3. Put the chicken in an oven proof pan (I like to use a Pyrex) with the marinade.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken and pour half of the liquid from the roasting pan into a saute pan. Return the chicken to the oven and cook about 10-15 minutes longer until it starts to brown and reaches 165.
  5. Meanwhile, simmer the sauce on the stove until it reduces. Season with salt if needed.
  6. Serve the chicken with the sauce.