Warm spices and coffee complement the sweet marinade for this chicken.


  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Baker's Brew Coffee Spice
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 scallions, 1-inch bias cut


For variety and a more robust, savory flavor, try replacing Baker’s Brew with our Black Dust Coffee & Spice Rub.


Whisk together water, juice, spice, vinegar, and brown sugar until combined. Add chicken, cover, and marinate in refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours. Pull chicken out of marinade and dry using paper towels. Brown in a pan over medium-high heat on both sides, about 3 or 4 minutes per side. Add marinade and turn heat down to medium. Simmer until marinade is thickened and glossy and chicken is at an internal temperature of 165 degrees—about 5 minutes. Add in scallions, heat for another minute or two, and serve.

Serving Suggestions

Serve over a bed of rice, noodles, or blanched chopped snow peas.


6 to 8 servings

Thanks To

Mike Johnston, Savory Spice founder

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5 stars 4/4/17 dnpbarber
This is a go to recipe for me and my husband. Just love it and so easy. We have tried it with both Baker's Brew and Black Dust.
5 stars 1/12/17 Dajether
This hit the spot. My 9 year old is picky when it comes to protein. She loved this chicken. And my whole family requested that I make again.
5 stars 8/13/14 Dandylines
Delicious and surprisingly sweet chicken. Easy to make and takes minimal time. Will become a favorite for us. Tip: we let it marinade about 2 hours, a longer time probably would make it even better.
Test Kitchen Response: Thanks for taking the time to review this, Margo! We agree that marinating longer is event better.