Chicken thighs baked with a sweet, garlicky oyster sauce mixture. The easiest recipe to fix when expecting unexpected company! They'll love you forever! Best served over sticky white rice, if desired. Enjoy!



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Place chicken thighs in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the oyster sauce, garlic, sugar and water. Mix together and taste the sauce; if it is not sweet enough, add sugar to taste.

  • After chicken has baked for 25 minutes, pour sauce over it and bake for another 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

580 calories; 28.9 g total fat; 158 mg cholesterol; 2057 mg sodium. 45.6 g carbohydrates; 33.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (108)

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147 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
This is a great recipe..I made it with skinless thighs and poured off all of the rendered fat from the first 25 minutes of cooking before adding the oyster sauce mixture. Also after the chicken is done you can add the sauce from the pan to a bowl which has a little cornstarch & water whisked together in it...whisk the constarch mixture with the sauce to create a thicker "gravy" to spoon over the chicken..Yumm! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Way way way too sweet. Made a second batch of the sauce using only 1 tablespoon of sugar and it was greatly improved. Then added 3 tablespoons of Asian chili garlic sauce and cooked according to recipe. Absolutely great that way. Original recipe yielded a syrupy goo. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was looking for an easy dinner tonight and was excited to find this recipe. I didn't expect it to taste so good! I added 2 inches of ginger peeled and chopped and 1 teaspoon chili with garlic sauce to suit my taste. Can't wait to make this again. Thanks for sharing Myrna. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love oyster sauce on chicken so I was looking around to see if anyone posted a recipe like this and if not I was going to submit it. Well I guess I'm too late!! This is the exact recipe I use for my oyster sauce chicken and it is phenomenal! I have a couple additions though first I add some Sambal (hot sauce)to the mixture and I marinate the chicken for 30 minutes before roasting. I use it on chicken wings instead of doing the same old buffalo wings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I live in Australia and I have cooked this recipe twice now with an excellent result. My wife and son aged 22 enjoyed it the first and asked me to cook it for them again.Each serving was on a bed of boiled rice with a serving of stir fried seasonal vegies Read More
Rating: 5 stars
If I recall I think this made a lot of extra sauce which I kept in a sealed Tupperware for making another batch. Later that week I marinated 10 more thighs in a Ziploc bag with that extra sauce for 2 days and took it camping with us. Tastes even better on the grill! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This chicken was tender and tangy and really good I put the liquid from the bottom of the pan in a ramekin and dipped the meat in it. I love food with alot of flavor and this has it. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
It hit me while I was making it that I was adding an awful lot of sugar to dinner. DH and I thought this was OK but the kids didn't like it at all. I don't think I'll make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My husband love this. I found the sauce to be too watery. Next time I think I'll reduce the amount of water. I also added a lot of Tabasco to give it more zip. Read More