Fruity Chicken Thighs
This terrific recipe for Fruity Chicken Thighs was submitted by C. B. Platt of Casper, Wyoming.
1 tablespoon canola oil
8 chicken thighs
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup pineapple yogurt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 large orange, sliced for garnish (optional)
- In large skillet, place canola oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook about 10 minutes, turning once.
- In blender, place mandarin oranges, orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, mustard and yogurt; blend until smooth, leaving tiny chunks of mandarin oranges.
- Arrange chicken in baking pan, top with orange sauce and sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven about 30 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.