Chicken Thighs Marinated in Soy Sauce

Recipe: Tender Baked Chicken Thighs Marinated in Soy Sauce

Last Updated on March 2, 2023

Chicken thighs marinated in soy sauce is a delicious dish that if you know how to cook properly it can be absolutely full of flavour. Chicken thighs are very juicy what makes them an ideal part of the chicken to cook in the oven. In this recipe, we will explain to you how to marinate your chicken thighs in say sauce to make them even smoother. This baked chicken thigh recipe is ideal for you and your family or to surprise some friends.

Here are the ingredients and some prep work you need to know to get everything ready for one of the best dinners you can have!

Prep work


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The good thing about cooking chicken thighs marinated in soy sauce is that it is a recipe very easy to follow and it can be prepared with some essential ingredients.

An important tip to keep your chicken thighs crispy on the outside while tender on the inside is to make sure you pour the marinade over bone-in, set in the refrigerator for some hours before it is ready to bake it.

You can also try out the maple-soy flavoured sauce.

Ingredients to cook chicken thighs marinated in soy sauce


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The following are the ingredients that you will need to use for your chicken marinated meal:

  • Chicken thighs
  • Maple syrup
  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Apple Cider vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt, paprika and some dried herbs

How to bake chicken thighs marinated in soy sauce


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Following this baked chicken thigh recipe will be not only easy but you will also get an amazing result. Make sure you follow these steps.

  • First, you should start by making a marinade by combining soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and garlic.
  • Once the sauce to marinate the chicken is ready, you can then season the chicken with salt, paprika and some dried herbs.
  • The next thing that you will do is to transfer the seasoned chicken to a baking dish.
  • When the chicken is in teh baking dish, you can pour the marinade over the chicken, cover it and set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. You could leave it in the fridge overnight for a better result as the meat will soak the sauce better making it softer and even tastier.
  • Now that you are ready to bake your marinated chicken, you should preheat the oven to around 430F.
  • While you are preheating the oven, you may want to get the chicken outside the fridge so it is not that cold when you put it in the oven.
  • Then bake for close to 40 minutes or until the temperature reaches around 165F. Halfway through your cooking, you can baste your chicken thighs with the liquid. Turn the broiler and cook for 4 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  • You can now remove it from the oven and then serve with the pan sauce.


Voila! Your tender baked chicken thighs marinated in soy sauce are ready to eat. This is an easy to cook dish that all member of the family will love. You can serve the chicken thighs with salad, potatoes or mixed vegetables.

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