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Orange Roasted Chicken Thighs

Prep Time

        Prep time: 10 minutes
        Oven time: 30 minutes
        Yield: Serves 4


    •    3 tbsps honey
    •    8 x chicken thighs
    •    8 sprigs thyme, halved
    •    3 tbsps grainy mustard
    •    1 red onion, thinly sliced
    •    2 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
    •    1 tbsp fennel seeds, crushed
    •    2 oranges (1 juiced, 1 thinly sliced)
    •    kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
    •    1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced, fronds reserved
    •    1 pound fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise, then crosswise if large


  1. Place a rimmed baking sheet in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 500 degrees F. Whisk the orange juice, honey, mustard, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken, sliced oranges, sliced fennel, red onion, potatoes, thyme and fennel seeds; toss to coat.
  2. Remove the hot baking sheet from the oven and add the vegetables in a single layer. Arrange the chicken skin-side up on top of the vegetables; season with salt and pepper. Return to the oven and roast until the chicken is golden and cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Top with fennel fronds.

This great family recipe is thanks to Food Network at


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