Baked Orange Molasses Chicken

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Here is a great weeknight flavorful fix for any meal! Easy to put together and marinate before work, cooks up quick and easy at dinner time!

Full time: 8 hours 45 minutes (marinated for 8 hours)
Serves 4-6

You will need:

6 boneless/skinless chicken thighs
3/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground black pepper

For cooking:
2-4 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter

Let us begin:

In a large bowl combine all marinade ingredients.

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Add in chicken.

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Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap.

Place in refrigerator and let marinade.

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(After overnight)

Heat a heavy sauté pan over medium high heat, add in butter and oil.

Once butter is melted remove chicken from marinade and set into hot pan.

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Discard excess marinade!

Sear chicken for 5-8 minutes.

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Turn chicken over and sear 5-8 additional minutes.

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Lower heat to low and add in orange juice. Cook until chicken reaches 165 on thermometer, roughly 15 minutes.

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Remove to serving platter and enjoy!

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