Tender chicken thigh meat simmers in an orange juice and pepper broth for a citrus-inspired meal that's ready in just 30 minutes, but tastes like it cooked for hours.

The Gruntled Gourmand
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook chicken thighs in the hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken thighs and set aside.

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  • Cook and stir onion in the same skillet until softened, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir in garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Stir in tomatoes, orange juice, orange liqueur, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes until thoroughly combined.

  • Return chicken thighs to the skillet, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until chicken is tender and no longer pink inside, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I often substitute chili-infused olive oil for the red pepper flakes. This recipe will allow for more thighs to be added dependent upon the size of the skillet.

Nutrition Facts

543 calories; 18.5 g total fat; 64 mg cholesterol; 206 mg sodium. 67.6 g carbohydrates; 22.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2012
Good flavorful recipe. I did not have orange juice so I used the juice of two whole oranges and added a little water so there was enough liquid. I also added some of the orange pulp to ensure it had enough flavor. I also did not have canned tomatoes so I used one whole fresh tomato. Even with my substitutions this was an easy recipe with great flavor; I will be making it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2012
Another reviewer referred to the flavor as subtle- I'll go one step further and say it's non-existent. Unfortunately this is just a really bland dish. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2012
Good flavorful recipe. I did not have orange juice so I used the juice of two whole oranges and added a little water so there was enough liquid. I also added some of the orange pulp to ensure it had enough flavor. I also did not have canned tomatoes so I used one whole fresh tomato. Even with my substitutions this was an easy recipe with great flavor; I will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2012
Good flavorful recipe. I did not have orange juice so I used the juice of two whole oranges and added a little water so there was enough liquid. I also added some of the orange pulp to ensure it had enough flavor. I also did not have canned tomatoes so I used one whole fresh tomato. Even with my substitutions this was an easy recipe with great flavor; I will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2012
This was an easy recipe to follow. The flavor is very subtle. The changes I made are: stewed tomatoes with Italian seasoning instead of diced tomatoes and I used a whole chicken (fryer). It took almost 2 hours to make with the whole chicken (I did not cut it into pieces). I also didn't use the optional alcohol. The chicken was very tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2013
I tweeked this recipe a little. I used tangerines in place of oranges and chopped sweet red pepper in place of pepper flakes. This is by far one of the best chicken dished I've ever maede. And Suuuuper easy. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2012
Another reviewer referred to the flavor as subtle- I'll go one step further and say it's non-existent. Unfortunately this is just a really bland dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2018
I added some chilly flakes just for the tanginess Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2019
Amazing soup everyone loved!! I added scallions and minced garlic for extra flavor. Will be making again! Read More