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Sticky Thai Peanut Orange Chicken (30 Minutes)

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!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 -6

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs

Rub

  • 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

Garnish

  • Chopped roasted peanuts
  • green onions
  • orange zest

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*I prefer thighs because they are oh so tender but you may substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts but make sure they are pounded THIN. Adjust baking time accordingly.
**I use 3 tablespoons then sprinkle a little brown sugar on the top after baking - so good!