Tuesday, February 19

Baked Orange Molasses Chicken

Here is a great weeknight flavorful fix for any meal! Easy to put together and marinate before work, cooks up quick and easy at dinner time!

Full time: 8 hours 45 minutes (marinated for 8 hours)
Serves 4-6

You will need:

6 boneless/skinless chicken thighs
3/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground black pepper

For cooking:
2-4 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter

Let us begin:

In a large bowl combine all marinade ingredients.

Add in chicken.

Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap.

Place in refrigerator and let marinade.

(After overnight)

Heat a heavy sauté pan over medium high heat, add in butter and oil.

Once butter is melted remove chicken from marinade and set into hot pan.

Discard excess marinade!

Sear chicken for 5-8 minutes.

Turn chicken over and sear 5-8 additional minutes.

Lower heat to low and add in orange juice. Cook until chicken reaches 165 on thermometer, roughly 15 minutes.

Remove to serving platter and enjoy!