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Mahogany Chicken Thighs | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore

Mahogany Chicken Thighs

These mahogony chicken thighs are the perfect comfort food. With a deep flavor from a the oven roast and crispy skin, they are comfort food through and through. Pair with steamed broccoli, rice or cauliflower rice to keep it low-carb.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 480kcal


  • 1 ½ cups cold water
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 4 lbs bone in chicken thighs
  • 1 inch piece ginger peeled, halved, and smashed
  • 6 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
  • 1 tbs cornstarch


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • In a large oven safe skillet, whisk 1 cup water, soy sauce, sherry, sugar, molasses, and vinegar.
  • Place the chicken skin side down in the skillet and arrange the ginger and garlic in between each.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes longer.
  • Flip the chicken and continue to cook for 20 to 30 minutes longer, until internal temp reaches 195 degrees F.
  • Carefully transfer the chicken to a platter and strain the cooking liquid rest for 5 minutes.
  • Strain into a bowl and skim fat from the top and discard.
  • Set the oven to broil.
  • Whisk in the cornstarch mixture and cook until thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Return liquid to bowl and set aside.
  • Heat 1 cup of the reserved soy mixture in the empty skillet over medium heat.
  • Place the chicken back into the empty skillet and broil about 4 minutes, until well browned.
  • Remove from oven and let rest before serving with additional sauce over rice.


Cooks Illustrated Magazine September October 2014


Serving: 1g | Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 1773mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg