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Friday, November 15, 2013

Sticky Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs

If you are drawing a blank on what to have for dinner, look no further. This meal has got you covered!!  It’s easy-peasy and perfect for a weeknight dinner.  It’s similar to my other orange-glazed chicken (I seem to have a thing for citrusy chicken) on the blog, except this one has a little bit of heat! 

I recently saw a news story that featured the maker of the famous sriracha hot sauce, and I am so inspired & in awe of his hard work and determination. It’s amazing to think how popular this sauce has become over the past years-we’ve had in our household in the past 5 years, and it’s been a well-used addition to our meals.  You can find the video here. A little bit of this sauce sure goes a long way!! 
Sticky Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs
Makes 6 servings

12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
Coarse salt and ground pepper

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sriracha

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, optional
Green onions
Sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Position oven rack in upper third. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Arrange skin side down on the prepared pan. Bake the chicken for 45-50 minutes, flipping halfway through. 

While the chicken in cooking, combine orange juice, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce & sriracha sauce in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil & simmer on low until it thickens, approximately 20-22 minutes.

When the chicken is finished, remove from the oven. Preheat the boiler.

In a large bowl, transfer the chicken & add the glaze. Stir to coat. Drain the fat off the sheet. Return the chicken back to the sheet & broil until bubbling/chicken is dark brown in spots (watch carefully-about 2-3 minutes.) Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes.

Top with cilantro, green onions & sesame seeds. Serve.

Source: adapted from Martha Stewart

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