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Roasted Sweet Tea Chicken Thighs on platter

Roasted Sweet Tea Chicken Thighs

Marinating chicken thighs in prepared sweet tea tenderizes the meat and gives a slight sweet flavor to these irresistible chicken thichs.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet tea chicken thighs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 day 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 248kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 8 Chicken Thighs (bone in, skin on) (approximately 3-4 pounds if larger thighs)
  • 4 cups Lipton prepared Sweet Tea (approximately 4 cups; enough to cover the chicken thighs)
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 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.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 275mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.8mg