Chicken Thighs with Mustard-Citrus Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Mustard-Citrus SauceRecipe
Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Lynn Miller


Serves 8

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Recipe Time

Prep: 1 Hours
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 162
Fat 6 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Sodium 459 mg


1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons minced garlic, divided
3 tablespoons honey, divided
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons chopped shallot
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup canned low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon orange zest


1. Mix lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, 1 Tbsp. garlic and 2 Tbsp. honey in a plastic bag. Add chicken and marinate in fridge for 1 hour.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Remove thighs from marinade, pat dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown chicken on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken from pan, add shallots, remaining garlic and crushed red pepper; cook 2 minutes. Return chicken to pan and add orange juice and broth. Simmer, turning once, until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

3. Remove chicken to plate. Add mustard, orange zest and remaining honey to skillet. Bring to a boil and whisk until sauce thickens, about 7 minutes. Spoon over chicken and serve.