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Balsamic Chicken Thighs

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 30-35

Why I Love This Recipe

My friend Elly raved about a balsamic chicken recipe I've been meaning to try... and with limited ingredients in the kitchen, I'm thankful I had things on hand to adapt the original recipe. The recipe also called for balsamic vinegar, a definite pantry staple in my kitchen.

Here is my adapted recipe for Giada's Balsamic Chicken Drummettes, in which I used chicken thighs:

Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/4 cup rosemary & garlic seasoning
1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Combine the balsamic, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, rosemary & garlic seasoning, in a large, re-sealable plastic bag.

Shake and squeeze the contents of the bag to dissolve the honey and the brown sugar.

Add the chicken thighs to the bag and seal with as little air as possible in the bag.

Place in the refrigerator and marinate overnight.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Place the chicken drumsticks on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Bake until the skin is caramelized and very dark in spots, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

This recipe looks delicious. I think I'm going to use this recipe for my next neighborhood meal swap. Me and 30 friends currently organize our own meal swap team on

Please clarify "Rosemary and Garlic Seasoning".

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