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

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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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