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This honey molasses baked chicken recipe is sweet, savory, crispy, and delicious. Even my most picky eater loved it and asked for more. Keep reading to find out how to make it!

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This honey molasses baked chicken recipe is sweet, savory, crispy, and delicious. Even my most picky eater loved it and asked for more. Keep reading to find out how to make it!

This honey molasses baked chicken recipe is sweet, savory, crispy, and delicious. Even my most picky eater loved it and asked for more. Keep reading to find out how to make it!

Today I am going to share with you one of our favorite recipes – honey molasses baked chicken. My kids love it and it is part of our weekly meal plan. After you try it once, you will realize why we love it so much!

You can make this baked chicken recipe with any cut of chicken and it will turn out great, but today I decided to you thighs and I’m glad I did! The key is getting the skin nice and crispy before adding the sauce and it is irresistible.

Of course the combination of fresh ginger, soy sauce, and molasses ensure that the baked chicken is full of delicious flavor. If you want to add a little bit of heat, you can add some sriracha or red chili pepper flakes to the sauce. However, if you have kids at home, you might want to skip that.

This honey molasses baked chicken recipe is sweet, savory, crispy, and delicious. Even my most picky eater loved it and asked for more. Keep reading to find out how to make it!

We love chicken and we use it in many different recipes that we eat throughout the week. That said, it can get a little bit boring even when I make it in many different ways.

I thought that maybe this honey molasses baked chicken would be too boring for my family too, but that definitely wasn’t the case! My whole family loved it and everyone was already asking when we can have it again.

It is so easy to make and I really recommend using chicken thighs – they are juicy, tender and full of flavor. As an added bonus, it is a cheaper cut of chicken so it can save you some money as well.

This honey molasses baked chicken recipe is sweet, savory, crispy, and delicious. Even my most picky eater loved it and asked for more. Keep reading to find out how to make it!

To make sure you get that delicious, extra crispy skin, you should start by seasoning the chicken thighs with fresh garlic, salt, pepper, and ground cumin (to give it that extra punch of flavor). In Mexico, the secret to the delicious food that you can find there is using a wide variety of delicious, fresh spices.

Not only does it taste great, but nothing beats the delicious aroma that comes from the kitchen when you use these spices.

After seasoning the chicken, you will want to sear it on the stove until the skin is nice and crispy – trust me, this is very important so that this recipe turns out perfectly!

This honey molasses baked chicken recipe is sweet, savory, crispy, and delicious. Even my most picky eater loved it and asked for more. Keep reading to find out how to make it!

The final touch comes by reducing the honey molasses sauce in the oven. This last step results in a tender chicken thigh, infused with all of the flavors from the sauce, making it nice and juicy.

I am not kidding when I say that this baked chicken is going to be one of your favorites – it is that good! You can serve it with our favorite Armenian rice recipe, or with any other delicious side dish.

This honey molasses baked chicken recipe is sweet, savory, crispy, and delicious. Even my most picky eater loved it and asked for more. Keep reading to find out how to make it!

After you try this, make sure you come back and let me know how it turned out.

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Honey Molasses Baked Chicken Recipe

This honey molasses baked chicken recipe is sweet, savory, crispy, and delicious. Even my most picky eater loved it and asked for more. Keep reading to find out how to make it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken
Servings: 6 Pieces of Chicken
Calories: 448kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped.
  • 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of molasses
  • 1 tablespoon of red chili pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon of sriracha optional
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
  • Salt Pepper, Garlic Powder, and cumin for seasoning the sauce
  • Fresh parsley as garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season each chicken thigh generously with pepper, garlic powder, and cumin.
  • Add olive oil to a hot frying pan and then add the chicken, skin down and cover.
  • Let cook for about 7-10 minutes or until the skin is very crispy.
  • Put the chicken thighs in a baking dish.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl to make the sauce.
  • Add to the baking dish with the chicken.
  • Bake 40 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Piece of Chicken | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 391mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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Deborah Levine

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

Absolutely loved this recipe. I made it with carob molasses instead of regular just because that’s all I had. Truly delicious. This will definitely be in the regular rotation. Thank you

Laurie

Monday 27th of January 2020

How do I make this with boneless chicken breasts?

Chloé D

Wednesday 10th of May 2017

Oh my goodness this was so tasty. Thanks for this awesome recipe my family loved it! So so yummy.

Charbel Barker

Thursday 11th of May 2017

I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for coming back to let me know :)

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