California salsa thighs

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PREP TIME

5 min

Makes

3 to 4 servings

* PLUS Baking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup bottled salsa
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar , or honey (optional)
  • 8 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F (220C). In a 9×13-inch (3-L) casserole dish, stir orange juice with salsa, soy sauce and sugar, if using. Add chicken and turn several times to coat with mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, in centre of 425F (220C) oven, turning chicken every 10 minutes, until it is dark golden brown, about 30 minutes. If chicken is browning too quickly, loosely cover with a piece of foil. Serve immediately and drizzle pan sauce overtop. Perfect with rice and broccoli.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 169,
  • Protein
  • 22.7 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.2 g,
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 441 mg.

A variety of tempting flavours dresses up dark juicy thigh meat in this everyday baked chicken dish.

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