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This chicken recipe, from Atlanta chef Todd Richards’ cookbook Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes, is a favorite in his family. “This is inspired by the beans my dad made as a side dish when he grilled for celebrations during the summer,” says Richards. “He always made too much so we’d have leftover beans, and this recipe does the same.”

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30 mins
8 hrs
10 hrs 5 mins
Serves 2


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  • Sprinkle the chicken thighs with 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of the salt and 1 teaspoon of the black pepper.

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium. Sear the chicken thighs, skin side down, in the hot oil, until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Turn the chicken over, and cook until browned, about 5 more minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan; set aside.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the beans are tender, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Stir the brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, and remaining 2 1⁄2 teaspoons salt into the pan. Return the chicken to the pan, and simmer until the chicken is done, about 10 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaves.

  • Let stand 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon black pepper and thinly sliced scallions before serving.