One pan, 30 minute Sticky Thai Peanut Orange Chicken baked in one of my favorite sweet, salty, savory, spicy sauces ever. You are going to fall in love with the flavors and ease of this dish!
I hope you all had a fabulous Easter! Once Easter hits I feel like summer is here in a flash. But I love spring. I want to bottle up the 70 degree weather with a slight breeze, the blooming tulips and bursting strawberry fields so I can enjoy them year round.
You know what else I want to bottle up and never let go?
This Sticky Thai Peanut Orange Sauce.
I am so in love with it. So much that even though I just made this chicken last week, which normally means I would add it to my “archive” and post it weeks from now, I interrupted my recipe schedule just to bring you this Thai Peanut Orange Chicken today. I just can’t wait for you to fall in love with it like me!
By simply whisking together soy sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, orange marmalade, peanut butter and splashes of ketchup, vinegar, fish sauce and Sriracha, a rich, nutty sauce with an orange flair is born. Pour this over your chicken that has been rubbed in ginger, garlic, onion, paprika and cumin and you won’t be able to stop craving this chicken.
And don’t worry. I know you will be wanting more sauce, so there is extra peanut orange sauce to smother over rice. Or just eat plain.
One pan and 30 minutes stand between you and this Sticky Thai Peanut Orange Chicken. You know what to do.
Sticky Thai Peanut Orange Chicken (30 Minutes)
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tsp EACH ground ginger, garlic pwder
- 1/2 tsp EACH onion pwdr, paprika, ground cumin, salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Sticky Thai Peanut Orange Sauce
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup orange marmalade
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (may sub. smooth)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar depending on desired sweetness**
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha/Asian hot chili sauce, more or less to taste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Chopped roasted peanuts
- green onions
- orange zest
- In a medium bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients. Set aside
- Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
- Mix Rub Ingredients together in a small bowl and rub all over chicken.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and sear 2-3 minutes per side or until browned. Remove chicken to plate.
- Add sauce and simmer 1 minute, scraping sides of pan to deglaze. Add chicken back to skillet, and spoon some sauce over chicken. Bake 8- 12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through depending on thickness.
- Garnish with desired toppings and serve over rice.
**I use 3 tablespoons then sprinkle a little brown sugar on the top after baking - so good!
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