This chili citrus chicken thigh recipe was inspired by a friend. She used orange zest and marmalade, but I didn’t have either of those things. And, I’m not a fan of marmalade anyway. I figured lime would do just as well.
The citrus gives it a bit of a tang, the chili garlic sauce adds heat, and the honey adds a touch of sweetness to balance the flavors.
It’s a pretty easy, hands-off recipe. First, you mix the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Then, pour the marinade over the chicken, and let it sit for half an hour or so and bake. And that’s just about it. If you’re really in a hurry, you can skip the marinating time, but the flavor improves if you let it sit.
UPDATE: I’ve changed the way I make this. The new method is easier, faster, and yields better results. I’ve increased the cooking temperature, reduced the cooking time, and eliminated the need for an extra pot. And, the chicken ends up with a crisper skin and juicier meat.
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