- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
- In a small saucepan, combine juice, sugars and salt; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until mixture reaches a glaze consistency. Remove from heat; stir in mustard and orange peel.
- Sprinkle chicken with lemon pepper. On a lightly greased grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, brushing occasionally with some of the sauce during the last 5 minutes. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Grilled Orange Chicken Thighs
"This sauce was amazing! It would be great on pork and shrimp too. YUM!"
"We really enjoyed this. It took a few extra minutes for the sauce to reach glaze consistency but it turned out quite well."
"The sauce is too thin. I simmered it for an hour, and finally just thickened with some powdered xanthum gum. After thickening, it was great.We put it over some chicken drumsticks cooked on the grill. A great summertime recipe."
"My husband could not stop raving about this dish. I cooked the thighs in a skillet, adding the glaze at the end. Luckily I prepared the full glaze recipe. Since I only prepared enough thighs for the two of us and refrigerated the extra glaze, most of the prep will be done when I next serve this meal. I'm pretty certain he would be happy to have it again tomorrow!One tip: after dirtying a couple of extra utensils, I realized that the mustard would clump unless whisked into the hot liquid."
"This recipe was a big hit! The glaze turned out perfectly and with the addition of the Dijon mustard, it wasn't too sweet. I would definitely make this again!"