Sesame Roasted Orange Chicken Thighs

Sesame Roasted Orange Chicken Thighs

This Sesame Roasted Orange Chicken is deliciously yummy.

It’s drenched in a sweet Asian inspired orange sauce then coated with black sesame seeds.

It’s an easy to make finger licking chicken thigh dinner that you and your whole family will love.


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Sesame Roasted Orange Chicken Thighs

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs

½ cup arrowroot or cornstarch

¼ cup black sesame seeds

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Cilantro, to serve

Blood Orange Sauce

¼ cup honey

Juice and zest from 1 orange (if available can use blood oranges)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 inch piece of ginger, finely minced

1 clove garlic, finely minced

Preheat oven 425 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the chicken in a resealable plastic bag.

Add the starch and the sesame seeds, seal the bag, and shake to coat the chicken.

Drizzle half the oil on the baking sheet then lay the chicken on top.

If there are sesame seeds remaining in the bag, take them out and press them into the tops of the chicken.

Drizzle with the remaining oil. Place the chicken into oven and roast for 35 minutes.

For orange sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients in a small pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and boil for 5-7 minutes, or until the sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Remove chicken from oven and dip each piece in the sauce then set it back on the baking sheet.

Turn oven to broil and place the chicken back in the oven for 5 minutes. Note: keep a close eye to make sure chicken doesn’t burn.

Remove from oven. Plate and top with chopped cilantro.

This Dish Plates Well With Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

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