Honey-Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs
Generous 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (6 to 8)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
Trim and discard all visible fat from the chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken lightly with salt and pepper.
Cut the garlic into thin slices.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for about 15 seconds, making sure it browns lightly but does not burn.
Increase the heat to medium-high; add the chicken thighs and cook undisturbed for 5 minutes, then turn them over and cook for about 4 minutes or until nicely browned.
Stir in the orange juice and honey; once the liquid starts to boil, add the soy sauce or tamari and increase the heat to high. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until the liquid in the skillet has reduced to a saucy glaze.
Remove from the heat and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Makes 4 servings.
Source: Adapted from “Taste of Honey: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Cooking With 40 Varietals,” by Marie Simmons (Andrews McMeel, 2013).
Per serving: 240 calories, 23 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 11 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 95 mg cholesterol, 460 mg sodium, 0 g dietary fiber, 10 g sugar.