Timing was just right for the large, meaty leg quarters I had, but I have to agree with those who found the flavor lacking or a bit peculiar. I was expecting something lemony and smoky but it was kind of flat. I think the Worcestershire sauce might be the problem. Were I going to do this again, I would trade the molasses and Worcestershire for honey and some herbs like oregano and smoked paprika. .
Ok just FYI if you cook your chicken not completely thawed but slightly still frozen it will steam from the inside out making the chicken more juicy especially cooking at these temps you made need to cook for at least 30 to 40 mins by doing this also for a little extra taste inject or pour about 4 tablespoons IOC creole butter into the pan ...overall very simple dish but very different for me but made for a good meal!!!
Very, very bland. Followed the recipe except I marinated the chicken thighs about 3 hours in the refrigerator -- which if anything should have increased the flavor. Reduced the oven temp to 375 degree and decreased baking time to 30 minutes. The chicken was moist, but flavor was missing. Will stick with other CL chicken thighs recipes that are much tastier.
I would have given this 5 stars if the time was shorter. I knew looking at it that was too long and too hot and cooked at 400 for 20 min,, then basted every 5 and checked. As I am suddenly required to be on a no/low salt diet I've been searching for stuff I can eat, and these thighs are some of the best I've ever had! Good to know that after having to say goodby to all the killer meals I've dialed in all my life that there is awesome taste after salt.
Loved the recipe, but cooking time might even be 30 min. I wish I would have used the thermometer, but 40 min made them quite over cooked. Made them a second time and used a grill and got lots of compliments.