Marinating chicken thighs in prepared sweet tea tenderizes the meat and gives a slight sweet flavor to these irresistible chicken thichs.
Course Main Course
Keyword sweet tea chicken thighs
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1day55minutes
Author Toni Dash
8Chicken Thighs(bone in, skin on) (approximately 3-4 pounds if larger thighs)
4cupsLipton prepared Sweet Tea(approximately 4 cups; enough to cover the chicken thighs)
Freshly ground Black Pepper
Put the chicken thighs in a gallon plastic zipper bag and cover with prepared sweet tea. Seal, squeezing out as much air as possible. Tip: I either leave the bag in a mixing bowl in the refrigerator or double bag it to avoid potential spills.
After 24 hours: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a baking dish with non-stick spray. Remove the chicken thighs from the sweet tea, allowing excess liquid to drain off. Place chicken thighs in the prepared baking pan.
Sprinkle the chicken thighs with the kosher salt, garlic salt and pepper and bake for 40-45 minutes. Internal temperature of the chicken thighs should be 165 degrees and the juices will run clear when fully cooked.