Super yummy, super easy citrus chicken thighs. Tasty enough for company, easy enough for after-work.

Citrus Chicken Thighs

  • 55 mins
  • 14 ingredients

Citrus Chicken Thighs

Turns out thighs and breasts really are the best parts

This is one where I realize that I have been using fake words my entire life, I eat a chicken thigh for the first time, I make a really stupid joke, and I bust my husband for raiding the fridge in the middle of the night.

(and we’re talking chicken here… get your mind out of the gutter).
Slightly sweet and sour citrus chicken thighs | Foodie*ish

I’m not sure why, but I NEEDED to make these citrus glazed chicken thighs. I thought of it and I needed to make it. Now, what’s weird (and what may make you do the one-eyebrow raise thingy) is I have never eaten a chicken thigh in my life until I made these. Not ever. Not a boneless one, not a fried one, not a barbequed one, not a single one. So, yes, a bit strange I had to make these.

What is not strange is they were wicked awesome and I feel like a dolt from not having gone to the dark side sooner.

(Did ya catch that?  That little word play? The dark side… referencing Star Wars and chicken wings.)

{chirp, chirp, chirp go the crickets}

And that is why I cook and don’t do stand-up.

ANYHOO…

The best citrus chicken ever!

These are citrusy and sweet, but not too sweet like the stuff you get from a Chinese restaurant that is loaded with who knows what and turns into a gross congealed gel with you refrigerate it. And my husband who typically isn’t a fan of citrus, gobbled these up like a man on a mission. And then sneaked one in the middle of the night and ate it cold right out of the fridge. To me that speaks volumes. And also,I just found out “snuck” is not a real word. This whole time when I would sneak stuff, I thought I had snuck it, but I was mistaken. Thank you auto-correct…

Delicious and easy citrus chicken

I am quite pleased with the glaze, and I think it would be awesome on grilled chicken kabobs, so I am definitely going to try that. And on salmon. Oh yeah, baby… get into my belly! So, that’s gonna have to happen too!

Easy and delicious citrus chicken

lightly sweet and perfectly tangy citrus glazed chicken thighs

Click the link to go to the recipe and let me know what you think of these citrus chicken thighs, and more importantly, if you are sort of freakish like me and have never tried a chicken thigh before. You and I, we’re like kindred spirits and I should know you 🙂

[recipe title=”Citrus Chicken Thighs” servings=”10 thighs” time=”55min” difficulty=”easy”]

Slightly sweet and sour citrus chicken thighs | Foodie*ish

Ingredients

  • bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 10
  • orange, juiced 1 large
  • Lime, juiced 1
  • ruby red grapefruit, juiced 1 half large
  • rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp
  • soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • fresh ginger, grated 1 tsp
  • garlic, grated 2 cloves
  • crushed red pepper flakes a pinch
  • orange marmalade 1/3 cup
  • cornstarch 1 tbsp
  • water 3 tbsp
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onion and red bell pepper garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Prepare chicken by rubbing salt and pepper on both sides of each thigh and place on rimmed baking sheet skin-side down. Place in the oven and bake 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, create the glaze by combine citrus juices in a measuring cup. You want about 3/4 cup of juice. Add ginger, garlic, crushed red pepper, soy sauce, and vinegar.
  3. Pour juice mixture into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook 5 minutes. Add marmalade and stir to combine. Bring back to a simmer. Sauce will begin to thicken, however you may need to add a little thickener to help it along. If so, in a small cup combine cornstarch with water to create a slurry. Add 1 tbsp of your slurry to the glaze at a time, stirring in between additions until your glaze is thickened to your liking.
  4. Brush glaze on the thighs and flip them over (skin-side up) and drain any grease from the baking sheet. Brush glaze on the skin-side and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until the skin is crispy, brushing glaze on every 7-10 minutes or so.

This is an original recipe by Glory Thorpe of Foodie*ish and was originally published on Foodieish.com. All content and photos ©2015 Foodie*ish.  All Rights Reserved. 

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  2. Hi there! Visiting from the SITS Girls’ Sharefest. This looks so delicious! I imagine it is perfectly sticky sweet and citrusy! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    • Hi Ashley! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve been crazy busy this weekend, so I haven’t had a chance to post or snoop other blogs, but I am sneaking over to your little part of the net right now! 🙂

  3. What a lovely recipe…and I’m giggling because this is the first time you’ve ever had a chicken thigh?? Seriously? That’s always been my favorite part..moist and tender. I could really woof down some of these tasty thighs. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Keep em coming…please!

    • Hi Marsha! Thank you so much for stopping by! I know… it’s crazy. I had a “thing” about eating meat off the bone when I was younger and I guess I just never took the leap. Truly, I’ve been missing out on so much! They are delish!

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  5. Sounds like something your father-in-law would love. We use chicken thighs over chicken breast most of the time for the past two years. I will make this later this week. He just requested his mother’s Fruited Chicken, nobody in the family has that recipe, so this may be what I have been looking for.

    My first time on this site. Sorry I waited so long.

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