Citrus-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Citrus-Glazed Chicken Thighs Recipe
Besides being juicy, chicken thighs cook quickly and come with built-in portion control: Two two-ounce chicken thighs are the appropriate serving of meat. The sweet-tangy sauce is easy to make and drizzles nicely over rice or couscous.


6 servings (serving size: 2 thighs and 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 189
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 4.7 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 23 g
Carbohydrate 12.1 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 470 mg
Calcium 18 mg


1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
12 (2-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt


Place first 7 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag, and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally. Remove chicken, reserving marinade.

Preheat broiler.

Place chicken on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray; broil 8 minutes on each side or until done.

While chicken cooks, place reserved marinade, flour, and salt in a small saucepan, stirring with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and cook for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve sauce with chicken.