Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)

You don’t need much salt when you marinate chicken in a mixture of big-flavor ingredients such as lemon juice, garlic, molasses and Worcestershire sauce.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a dish; add chicken. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 3

Remove chicken from dish; reserve marinade. Arrange chicken in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Pour reserved marinade over chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Bake at 425° for 20 minutes; baste chicken with marinade. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve with lemon wedges and garnish with parsley, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

December 20, 2015
Sounds good, and I'm thinking too, fine grated zest of that lemon. 

franMc's Review

February 05, 2010
Very easy and flavorful. Followed as written, except used chicken drumsticks instead of thighs. Big hit with everyone

Not so flavorful

April 29, 2015
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.   .  

Yannikthechef's Review

April 30, 2014
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!!!

dory92064's Review

January 31, 2014
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.

Tinbender's Review

November 20, 2012
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.

pinkclefairy's Review

September 25, 2012
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.

NanRan's Review

August 19, 2012
Very easy and tasty! Cooked at 375 for 40 min which was too long-maybe only 35 minutes next time.

PghGourmet's Review

August 05, 2011
The flavor was very good, but the edges of the thighs tended to be crisp and dry. Next time I will cook at a lower temperature for a longer period of time.