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Honey-Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs

Honey-Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs 4.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Dinner in Minutes Jun 19, 2013

Chicken thighs minus skin and bone are mighty homely. This preparation doesn't especially improve their appearance, unless you are charmed by the sight of judiciously applied sesame seeds. Nonetheless, the dish marries universally appreciated flavors and pantry-ready ingredients.

Use an assertively flavored honey here, such as buckwheat, amber wildflower or apple blossom.

Serve over a bed of greens or your favorite cooked grain.


Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • Generous 1 pound (6 to 8) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey (see headnote)
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • Toasted/roasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions

Trim and discard all visible fat from the chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken lightly with salt and pepper.

Cut the garlic into thin slices.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for about 15 seconds, making sure it browns lightly but does not burn.

Increase the heat to medium-high; add the chicken thighs and cook undisturbed for 5 minutes, then turn them over and cook for about 4 minutes or until nicely browned.

Stir in the orange juice and honey; once the liquid starts to boil, add the soy sauce or tamari and increase the heat to high. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until the liquid in the skillet has reduced to a saucy glaze.

Remove from the heat and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Serve warm.


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Adapted from "Taste of Honey: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Cooking With 40 Varietals," by Marie Simmons (Andrews McMeel, 2013).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 240


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 11g 17%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 95mg 32%

Sodium: 460mg 19%

Total Carbohydrates: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 10g

Protein: 23g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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