marinated chicken thighs

Not a great looking picture, if you can envision this as a chicken thigh with the skin on it and nice and browned. you’ll have to trust me.

While you are reading this on Sunday morning or at least I am posting this on Sunday morning Friday night I was looking on my site for this recipe. There were a handful of people at the house and we were prepping for the baby shower for my son and daughter-in-law; my first grandbaby the following day. The theme is horses so we are having a Jack and Jill BBQ. There is still a ton of snow outside and it’s still cold so I am NOT cooking out there. I wanted to take some of the chicken thighs and marinate them with this recipe and the rest could be with BBQ sauce but I couldn’t find it on my site and was running out of patience and time.

I couldn’t find it probably because I haven’t posted it yet, insert eye roll here. I thought I did, I have made this a few times in the last month or so. You would think I would have shared it with you because it is delicious but apparently I wanted to keep it all to myself. Ya that’s not it, I am fairly certain I never took pictures. So because I wanted to share this recipe with you I am going to take some chicken breasts (thighs are all in BBQ sauce) that I have on hand, and make this today (Saturday) so I can take pictures for you. Your welcome 🙂

Sunday update, the shower went very well, lots of people and a few were here for breakfast so I figured I would write before they woke up. Nope; then everyone left rather early so I would get to finish this up. Nope; my mother-in-law called and wanted to come over for coffee. Then my son showed up with his dog that he lets run around outside and do his business. OK when they leave. Nope; my son took another trip home with baby stuff and brought his wife back for breakfast. Oh and I forgot to set the clocks ahead so I am WAY behind finishing this it up. This is a glimpse to how my life goes on a regular basis.

Marinated Chicken Thighs

a very flavorful marinade that comes together quickly for any night of the week meal


  • 8 chicken thighs
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  • Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper and then set aside.


  • in a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, mustard, syrup, brown sugar and garlic. Or skip the bowl and dump everything into a zip loc bag. Add the chicken to the marinade in the bag for at least 10 minutes. If you can do an hour or even longer I say make it happen.
  • When you are ready to bake. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a tinfoil lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then place your oven on broil to brown up the top of the chicken and finish cooking. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.


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