Sticky, Sweet & Spicy Chicken Thighs - Dinner With Julie

Sticky, Sweet & Spicy Chicken Thighs

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February 25, 2008

Instead of making chicken wings, which are mostly skin and fat (the fat resides under the skin), and very little meat, we like to make sticky chicken thighs or drumsticks – remove the skin and you have a much more meaty piece you can still eat off the bone with your fingers.


about 2 lbs. chicken thighs and/or drumsticks, skinned

½ cup soy sauce

½ cup maple syrup or honey

1-2 Tbsp. chili sauce

2-3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp. grated ginger


1Place the chicken in a bowl. Add all the sauce ingredients and toss it all about to blend and coat the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for a couple hours, or overnight.

2When ready to roast, preheat oven to 375F. Spread the chicken pieces onto a rimmed baking sheet or in a large, shallow dish.

3 Bake for an hour or so, turning occasionally and brushing with leftover marinade (making sure that you do this for the last time at least 15 minutes before the chicken comes out of the oven, to give it a chance to cook) until the juices run clear.