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


  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Choice of seasoning:
  • Bakers Brew Coffee Spice
  • Black Dust Coffee & Spice Rub
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 scallions, sliced on the bias into 1-inch pieces


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 reserve liquid. Pat chicken dry using paper towels. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat and brown chicken on both sides, about 3 or 4 min. per side. Set chicken aside. Add reserved marinade into pan and turn heat down to low. Simmer for 10 to 15 min., until marinade is thickened and glossy. Add chicken back in and stir 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 12/3/17 pmbake
Fantastic flavor! I used the Bakers Brew Coffee Spice and served the chicken with Farro and crusty bread. I ate the leftovers for days it was so good! I also had some chicken on salad greens...Will definitely make again!
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.