This Orange Dijon Chicken Thighs recipe is the perfect chicken recipe for the busy weeknights! It only requires 4 ingredients. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and it serves 6 people.
These Orange Dijon Chicken Thighs are absolutely delicious and very easy to prepare, which makes it a perfect and quick recipe if you don’t have much free time during your weeknights. They only need 4 ingredients (I’m not counting salt and pepper of course), chicken thighs, dijon mustard, fresh orange juice and maple syrup, to make the base of this very tasty sauce for the chicken to bake in.
Yum… So flavorful! After making this recipe, I realized baked chicken doesn’t have to be boring. This combo of spicy dijon mustard, tangy orange flavor and the sweetness from the maple syrup brings this chicken thighs recipe to another level. It’s an ultra-easy way to make a unique sauce with ingredients you probably have on hand anyway. Ah, I can’t forget to say that although I made this recipe with chicken thighs, this orange dijon sauce can be used for any chicken parts you have in your fridge like chicken breast or legs.
This dish is definitely a great way to use up extra oranges that you have at home. Well… I know you can use orange juice from the cartoon/bottle, but I really recommend you squeeze the oranges yourself because fresh always tastes better, don’t you agree? You can serve these Orange Dijon Chicken Thighs over good fluffy rice, quinoa, or even roasted veggies, but it is also good over salad the next day. You can even bake up a whole batch of chicken thighs, legs, or breast and use them as easy salad toppers for lunch during the week. Great idea, huh? Hope you enjoy this recipe and try it as soon as possible because you will fall in love with it.
Orange Dijon Chicken Thighs
- 1/3 cup dijon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 6 free range organic chicken thighs — bone-in and skin-on
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450º F.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and orange juice.
- Salt and pepper the thighs and place them in the skillet.
- Pour the orange-dijon mixture over the thighs.
- Place the skillet uncovered into the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
- Serve the chicken thighs with rice or roasted veggies.
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