Orange balsamic glazed chicken thighs.

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This recipe is so easy and perfect for a weeknight dinner when time is short and hunger is through the roof!  I used thighs you can certainly use breasts if you have those on hand.  Most of these items you will have readily available in your kitchen.


10-12 chicken thighs or a breast per person
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Cracked black pepper
1/2 cup of honey (I use raw organic)
1/4 cup of orange juice
Zest from one orange
3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar (better quality)
2 tablespoons of fresh sage or 2 teaspoons of dried


Place the rack so it’s about 6-8 inches away from the broiler and preheat the oven with the broiler on low (if you have a dual setting) if not, just broil.  Brush or spray (if you have an oil atomizer) each piece of chicken and season with salt and pepper.  Lay on your broiler pan.  Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes (keeping a watchful eye on it the last few minutes) until golden.  Then flip each piece over, brush with oil and season again.  Back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.

While the chicken is broiling, in a large measuring cup or small bowl, blend the honey, juice, zest, vinegar and sage.  Whisk until well combined.  Set aside.

Remove the chicken and pierce to ensure that the chicken is fully cooked and that juices run clear (no pink meat).  Then brush or spoon the glaze over top of each one.  Broil for 3 or so minutes and flip.  Repeat.  Coat well with the glaze.  Broil for another 3-4 minutes.  Remove and cover with foil for 10 minutes.  Serve and enjoy.   I served this along with grilled pineapple.

— Knead to Cook


  1. I made this for dinner last night. I cooked it on the grill at first, then finished in the broiler with the glaze and I was really surprised how good it tasted. The glaze was full of flavor. Would that glaze also work with salmon or tilapia too?


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