Orange soy-braised chicken thighs

Prep 20 min
Total 1 hour
Serves 4

Cooked in a sweet and salty sauce, these zesty braised chicken thighs are best served over rice.



clementine oranges
skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tbsp
green onion, sliced (white and green parts separated)
garlic cloves, smashed
2 tsp
minced ginger
1/2 cup
sodium-reduced chicken broth
1/2 cup
2 tbsp
packed brown sugar
2 tbsp
apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp
sodium-reduced soy sauce


  • PEEL clementines, reserving peels. Set aside peels and segments separately.
  • SPRINKLE chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large shallow saucepan over medium-high. Brown chicken, about 10 min. Transfer to a plate. Discard all but 1 tbsp of the fat from the pan. Cook white parts of green onions, garlic, ginger and reserved clementine peels, stirring, until softened and fragrant, about 1 min.
  • STIR in broth, water, sugar, vinegar and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits from pan bottom. Return chicken, skin-side down, and juices to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, then cover and simmer for 25 min.
  • TURN chicken skin-side up over medium-high and boil, until juices are reduced and chicken is cooked through, about 10 min. Add reserved clementine segments and green parts of green onions and cook for 3 min. Serve over rice with juices.


Calories 700
Protein 44 g
Carbohydrates 17 g
Fat 50 g
Fibre 2 g
Sodium 872 mg
Excellent source of vitamin B12

Chatelaine Basics: How to segment an orange

Issue: January 2018

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Photo credit: Photo, Andrew Grinton.

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