Orange Bourbon Chicken Thighs

Sweet, citrusy orange and bourbon are combined and coated over chicken thighs for a savory twist on classic orange chicken.

Sweet, citrusy orange and bourbon are combined and coated over chicken thighs for a savory twist on classic orange chicken.

Orange Bourbon Chicken Thighs

Prep Time
5

MINUTES

5 minutes
Cook Time
25

MINUTES

25 minutes
Serves
4

Calories
371

  • Calories371
  • Total Fat23 g
  • Cholesterol75 mg
  • Sodium410 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate29 g
  • Protein10 g

Ingredients

  • 4 frozen bone-in chicken thighs

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoon bourbon

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/4 cup chicken stock

  • 1 teaspoon garlic or clove minced

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

  • 1/2 cup marmalade

  • 1/8 cup stone ground mustard

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Cooking Instructions

  • Place skillet over burner without turning on the heat. Add olive oil and chicken stock and then frozen chicken, season with salt and pepper. Turn heat on medium high and cover pan with lid. Cook chicken turning occasionally for 20-25 minutes.
  • While chicken is cooking measure out ingredients, zest orange, juice lemon and mince garlic.
  • When chicken reaches internal temperature of 170, remove from pan and set aside, leaving liquid in pan.
  • Turn heat to low and add garlic to cooking liquid and cook about 1 minute. Add the rest of the ingredients in order with lemon juice, butter, bourbon and cayenne last. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add chicken back to pan and coat with sauce. Serve with a favorite side.

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