This easy one pan Ginger Orange Chipotle Chicken is a delicious weeknight meal idea.
Chicken legs breaded with almond and coconut flour and roasted with sweet potato and blood orange wedges coated with a sticky sweet sauce made of ginger, orange and chipotle.
Blood Orange Slices
Though you can use navel oranges, this recipe calls for blood oranges. The blood orange is a type of orange with a flesh that is almost-blood-colored.
The fruit is about the same size as an average regular navel orange, though it can be smaller or larger.
Ginger Orange Chipotle Drumsticks
3/4 cup ginger-orange marmalade
1 1/2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from canned chipotles)
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 large sweet potato, cut into wedges
2 small blood oranges, quartered
2 tablespoons avocado oil
4 large chicken drumsticks
1/3 cup mixed coconut and almond flour or about 3 tablespoons each flour
Preheat oven to 475 degrees
In a medium mixing bowl, mix first 4 ingredients together, and reserve 1/3 cup of the sauce.
Ginger Orange Chipotle Sauce
In a large bowl, add the avocado oil, prepared sweet potato and blood oranges, and toss to coat with oil.
On a foil-lined baking sheet, arrange orange and sweet potato wedges.
Toss chicken in flour mixture, then coat with sauce. Because the flour mixture does not contain wheat flour, this dish can be considered a gluten free recipe.
Now add the bread chicken legs to the baking sheet with blood orange quarters and sweet potato wedges. Roast in heated oven for 15 minutes.
Turn chicken and brush with sauce. Continue to roast until juices run clear when pierced with a knife, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, plate and serve.
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