September 10, 2012

Sticky Orange-Glazed Chicken Thighs

This has been a long past couple of weeks. I have been horrible about keeping up with my blog and as some of you may have noticed I haven't posted in the last couple of days. My two boys are at each others throats constantly and my attempts to stop eating sweets has been driving me slightly crazy. My sweet tooth seems to always be on overdrive, which has me irritable and cranky. Luckily the longer I have been reducing my sugar intake the better I feel and the easier it has been. So I hope by next week I will feel a lot better. My motivation for making dinner has also been non-existent, so I have been trying to find quick and easy meal solutions. Last week I tried a new recipe for Sticky Orange-Glazed Chicken Thighs from Everyday Food, which looked very simple and full of orange flavor.

This recipe has 8 ingredients. It takes an hour of total time and makes 4 servings. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store and made no ingredient modifications. The broiler on my oven has been broken for years, so I made a major modification to the recipe. I used the broiler on my toaster oven and broiled the chicken in batches. I brushed the sauce on both sides of the chicken before broiling and served the sauce on the side at the table. Without the sauce the chicken is just run-of-the-mill roasted chicken, the sauce is the real star. I made sure to highlight it on the plate and when serving. Turning the chicken half way through the baking time really does help keep the chicken crispy. I would suggest placing the chicken top side down and then flipping halfway through. This way the top will stay crispy at the end. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

My family loves anything with orange and this recipe was no exception. The chicken was sticky and perfectly roasted. Serving the sauce on the side was perfect since the sauce was so delicious. My two boys were the most impressed with this chicken. They loved the sauce and ate two pieces of chicken all by themselves. The sauce would also be delicious on pork or turkey. It really is versatile. I would definitely make this recipe again.

For the recipe go to Sticky Orange-Glazed Chicken Thighs.
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