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Orange Chipotle Chicken

Orange Chipotle Chicken

A sweet and spicy chicken dish your family is going to love!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Marinade Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 8 Chicken Thighs bone-in, skinless
  • 2 Navel Oranges juiced and zested
  • ½ cup Avocado Oil
  • 1 7 oz can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3 Scallions chopped, for garnish


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • Add all ingredients except scallions to a Ziploc bag. Place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes - up to 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • In large saute pan over medium high heat, add pieces of chicken. Pour marinade into a small saucepan and let simmer on medium-low while chicken is cooking. Cook chicken on each side for 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to a parchment paper covered baking sheet and place in oven. Baste with simmered marinade 3 or 4 times during 30 minutes of cooking.
  • To serve, drizzle with cooked down marinade and sprinkle with scallions.
Keyword baked chicken, Chicken, chicken thighs, chipotle, orange, spicy
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