This Ginger Orange Glazed Chicken is one of my favorite dinner recipes. When it comes to dinner, I find that more often than not Chicken is at the top of my list. It’s a healthy lean meat, but it is also one of the most versatile recipe ingredients and one of the easiest to prepare. The phrase, “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner,” hits on a real kitchen truth!
This particular chicken dinner recipe is in fact a gold star dinner recipe. In the hot summer months, you can grill it outside and serve it with potato salad. When the weather cools down, you can keep enjoying this tasty glazed chicken hot out of the oven served with steamed broccoli or roasted root vegetables.It’s delicious both ways and so easy that you’ll want to keep it on the menu year round.
The secret to this recipe’s success of course is in the sauce. A piece of chicken is fine, but when you glaze it with a sweet and mildly spicy Ginger Orange sauce, it really takes it to the next level. With chicken, having a great glaze or sauce really makes a difference. It takes a piece of chicken from a boring lean meat to a juicy, flavorful main dish. The spicy fresh ginger paired with sweet sticky orange juice makes an ordinary chicken thigh taste (and look!) incredible.
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Let’s Get Cooking!
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Sticky Orange Glazed Chicken
Oven-Baked or grilled, this incredibly easy glazed chicken is what dinner is all about!
- 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
- 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
In a medium saucepan, combine 1 teaspoon salt, juice concentrate, ketchup, honey, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and ginger. Bring to a simmer and cook until mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the chicken. TO GRILL: Heat gas or charcoal grill. When grill is heated, place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook covered about 30 minutes or until juice is clear when center of thickest part is cut (180°F), turning once and brushing with glaze mixture during last 2 minutes of cooking time. TO BAKE Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with rack in upper third of oven. Season chicken with salt and pepper and arrange, skin side down, on a rimmed Good Cook AirPerfect baking sheet lined with foil or parchment. Bake until deep golden brown and cooked through, about 40 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove chicken from oven. Heat broiler. Transfer chicken to a large bowl, add glaze, and toss to coat.Return chicken to sheet and broil until sauce is bubbling and chicken is dark brown in spots, 1 to 2 minutes.