Mozzarella-Topped Chicken Thighs With Sweet Soy Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 5 minutes
  • 3 servings

Good old chicken thighs, anyone? Cook these ones three times in a row. First fry them coated with oregano and basil, second, fry them a little more in the sweet soy sauce, and third, roast them together with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. A mixture of irresistible flavors!

Ingredients Needed for Mozzarella-Topped Chicken Thighs With Sweet Soy Sauce


For the chicken thighs:

12 ounces of bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (3 thighs 4-ounce each)
salt
pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

For the sauce:

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
5 ounces of cherry tomatoes, halved
3 ounces of fresh mozzarella for the topping (3 slices 1-ounce each)

How to Cook Mozzarella-Topped Chicken Thighs With Sweet Soy Sauce

  1. For the chicken thighs:

    Add the chicken thighs to a bowl and season them with salt, pepper, dried oregano, and dried basil. Mix and rub to coat them.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat, then add the coated chicken thighs.
  3. Fry them on both sides until golden brown.
  4. For the sauce:

    Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over low heat. Add the garlic, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Cook and stir for up to 1 minute.

  5. Turn the heat to medium, add the chicken thighs and cook them 1 – 2 minutes more. Stir and turn to coat them with the sauce. Remove from heat.
  6. Top each chicken thigh with 1 slice of fresh mozzarella, add the cherry tomatoes and roast for 40 minutes at 410⁰F/210⁰C.

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