Easy Citrus Glazed Chicken Thighs

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Easy Citrus Glazed Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are one of the tastiest parts of this protein. You can get a generous amount of meat covered in a crispy skin that works so well with any kind of glaze.

This week I wanted something tasty but fresh —in Lisbon we are at 30ºC— and I had some frozen chicken thighs waiting for some inspiration.

I decided that the best way to make a fresh meal with the chicken was with a citrus glaze. Orange, lime and lemon combined in one glossy honey based glaze.




Including honey in the glaze is the key of a golden and crispy finish on the skin of the chicken. Also, it balances the acidity of the citrus combination.

As a company for this chicken I made Parmesan cheese potatoes that work so well as side dish.


Easy Citrus Glazed Chicken Thighs

Easy Citrus Glazed Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 220 ºC
  2. In a small bowl prepare the glaze/marinade sauce. Add the juice of the 2 oranges, the lime and the lemon. Add the honey and the soy sauce. A pinch of salt and black pepper and the sauce is ready.
  3. Use ⅓ of the preparation to marinate the chicken thighs for 10 minutes at least.
  4. The ⅔ of the sauce will be used as a glaze. In a small nonstick pan in medium heat, pour the sauce and stir until is thick and shiny.
  5. Cut into slices the last orange and use it as a base for the chicken. Put the chicken thighs with the skin facing down. Glaze with a brush and take to the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn the chicken and glaze the skin again . Take to the oven again for 15 minutes into broil mode. This way you'll get a crispy and golden skin.
Recipe Notes

You can leave the chicken thighs marinate overnight, is not necessary, but it will give a stronger citrus flavour to the chicken.


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