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Oven Roasted Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Honey Balsamic Glaze

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: oven roasting
  • Cuisine: american


Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Honey Balsamic Glaze uses a slow roasting method
that creates a crispy skin and perfectly cooked chicken any night of the week!


  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter


  1. In a baking dish with a lid, stir balsamic vinegar, italian seasoning, salt and pepper together.
  2. Add chicken thighs and toss to coat well. 
  3. Cover and allow to marinate for an hour, and up to 12 hours.
  4. Remove from the marinade and pat dry all over with paper towels.
  5. Place chicken thighs skin side down in a cast-iron skillet.
  6. Place the skillet into a COLD oven, and shut the door.
  7. Turn oven to 350 degrees, and allow to roast for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove the skillet from the oven, and turn the chicken thighs over, so they are skin-side up.
  9. Return to the oven and crank up the heat to 400 degrees.
  10. Roast another 15 minutes, or until the skin is brown and crispy.
  11. Remove from the oven and place the chicken thighs on a plate to rest. (Be careful, the skillet is hot!!)
  12. With the skillet on the stovetop, turn the stove to medium high heat, and drizzle 3 tablespoons of honey. Allow to boil until thickened.
  13. Turn off the heat, and stir 3 tablespoons of COLD butter into the gravy/glaze.
  14. Drizzle of chicken thighs, or serve in a gravy boat on the side. 

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