Chicken Thigh Marinade

Chicken Thigh Marinade

Serves 8
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course


  • Large mixing bowl or
  • Ziploc Bag
  • Baking Dish


  • 8 Chicken thighs skin on
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce Low Salt
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice or lime juice
  • 5 tbsp Honey or maple syrup
  • 6 cloves Garlic minsed
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tsp Salt plus more to taste


  •  Mix all ingredients for the marinade together in a large bowl or a plastic Ziploc bag.
  • Add the chicken and make sure that every piece is covered evenly. Marinate in a fridge for at least30 minutes to 2 hours or, better yet, overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Place the chicken and all of the marinade in a baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered at 450 degrees F for 25-30 minutes with the skin side up, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • To make sure the chicken tops are nicely browned and do not dry out, baste the chicken thighs in the juices and marinade about 15-20 minutes into baking.
  •  To get a nicely browned, crisped up skin, turn on the griller for 2-3 minutes when the thighs are almost done cooking. Monitor grilling very closely as the tops may burn if grilled for too long.
Chicken Thigh Marinade