Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
salt and ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup honey
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon dried basil

Instructions Checklist
Step 1
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Step 2
Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

Step 3
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear until brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a plate.

Step 4
Melt remaining butter in the skillet. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar, honey, oregano, thyme, and basil until well combined. Return chicken to the skillet.

Step 5
Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook’s Note:
If you’d like to use fresh herbs instead of dried, use 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, and 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving:
264 calories; protein 19.3g; carbohydrates 9.5g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 82.5mg; sodium 86.5mg.