I was inspired by this recipe! I only bought two little chicken thighs and didn't make a huge batch of chicken and ribs but I definitely will someday. The chicken was so tender and wonderful. The sauce was also very good. I served the chicken with some diced sweet potatoes that I tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper and baked in a pan next to the chicken.
Two bone-in chicken thighs
Less than a cup of unsweetened iced tea (I didn't have any apple juice which is what the recipe calls for)
4 tablespoons maple syrup (I actually used hickory syrup because that's what I had)
2 tablespoons olive oil (instead of vegetable oil)
2 tablespoons coconut aminos (in place of soy sauce)
3 whole cloves (I didn't have star anise)
1 cinnamon stick broken in half
6 cloves garlic that I did smash a little and peel
Throw all ingredients into a ziplock bag and refrigerate for as long as possible. Mine marinated for about 4 hours.
Bake the chicken and sweet potatoes at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes.