When it's not grilling season I'm sometimes stumped about what to do with boneless chicken thighs. This easy recipe makes a very delicious change of pace.
Here's what you need for this recipe inspired by Epicurious:
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup grainy dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
Measure 3/4 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed or store-bought)
Add 3/4 cup chicken stock.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat.
Add the chicken.
Brown 5-6 minutes then flip it over and brown another few minutes.
Pour in the orange juice and stock. Simmer for about 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Remove the chicken to a plate and keep warm.
Add the mustard, hot sauce and honey to the orange juice mixture in the pan and bring to a boil, whisking to combine. Simmer about 7 minutes until thick.
Once the sauce has thickened add the chicken back in.
Toss to coat and warm through for about a minute.
Place the chicken on a plate and drizzle with the sauce.
I served this with roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
The sauce is so delicious, spicy and flavourful and the prep really couldn't be easier. We'll definitely be having this again.