Zesty Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs
Zesty Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs are a delightful culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Picture this: succulent chicken thighs marinated in a zesty orange glaze, cooked to perfection, and served piping hot. The vibrant flavors of citrusy oranges combined with the savory goodness of tender chicken create a dish that’s not only visually appealing but also incredibly delicious.
- 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- Zest of 1 orange
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Combine orange juice, orange zest, minced garlic, honey, soy sauce, grated ginger, salt, and black pepper in a bowl to create the marinade.
- Place chicken thighs in a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
- Remove chicken thighs from the marinade, reserving the marinade. Sear the chicken in the hot skillet until golden brown on both sides.
- Pour the reserved marinade into the skillet and transfer it to the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, basting occasionally with the glaze.
- Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve hot. Enjoy your zesty orange glazed chicken thighs!
Preparation time: 40 minutes (including marination)
Yield: 4 servings
Zesty Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs are a perfect balance of citrusy sweetness and savory goodness. This recipe elevates humble chicken thighs to a gourmet delight that will impress your guests and family alike.
Nutritional information: Calories: 350 kcal, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 32g
Make your dining experience memorable with this delightful recipe, perfect for both casual dinners and special occasions. The succulent chicken, infused with the bright and tangy flavors of orange, will leave everyone at the table asking for seconds. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and embark on a culinary journey that will undoubtedly become a favorite in your recipe repertoire. Happy cooking!