Ingredients for one meal:
- 3/4 cup blackstrap molasses
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (or juice of one lemon)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 12-18 skinned and boned chicken thighs (no skin, no bones, but if you have bone-in thighs, just be sure to cook them significantly longer until the internal temp is at least 160 degrees)
Combine molasses, soy sauce, lemon juice, and olive oil, preferably in a mixing bowl with a pour spout. TIP: Measure and pour the olive oil first, then measure the molasses, which will not stick to the measuring cup if it is coated in a layer of oil!
Place chicken thighs in resealable freezer bag (or freezer bags). Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Place minced garlic into bag or bags. Pour marinade over chicken, remove air and seal bag. Agitate bag to combine ingredients.
Marinate in refrigerator for 6-8 hours minimum, or freeze. (If frozen, defrost in refrigerator overnight before cooking.)
Grill 4-6 minutes per side on medium-high heat, basting after first turn. but no less than 5 minutes from completing cooking. Find grilling guidelines here.