Gingered Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Gingered Chicken Thighs Recipe

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"This recipe was born from the desire to develop a time-friendly, easy-on-the-budget entree loaded with savory Asian flavor. It’s a family favorite and also a favorite at the girls’ camp where I am the head cook. I usually serve it with rice prepared with coconut milk." Debbie Fleenor — Monterey, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • PEANUT SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with about 1 tablespoon sauce equals 199 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken on each side. Transfer to an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk sauce ingredients; pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Gingered Chicken Thighs in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with about 1 tablespoon sauce equals 199 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Gingered Chicken Thighs

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Reviewed May. 18, 2014

Did not like the peanut sauce at all. Also too much curry.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

I used 1 teaspoon ginger in the marinade and skipped it in the sauce. Also did not bother with chicken broth and substituted water, but added a couple teaspoons of brown sugar to the sauce. The chicken turned out moist and tasty and leftovers were good too. Thanks!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

I used lemon juice because that's what I had. Yum! The chicken was tender & fall in your mouth delicious. The taste is very Thai like so I served it with white steamed rice & fresh steamed veggies. Yes I will make this again! Thank you.

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Reviewed May. 29, 2013

Not a keeper.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

Very tasty. I cut the ginger down to 1 teaspoon in the marinade as recommended by another reviewer. Very tasty and plan to make again!

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