Chinese Citrus Chicken Thighs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

The mix of ingredients in this recipe may seem really strange, but the aroma and the taste are just out of this world.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the surface layer of fat from the thighs. Rinse and towel dry.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, combine all remaining ingredients.
  3. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture up to a boil, then add the chicken (bones up).
  4. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the cover, turn the chicken pieces over, raise the heat to medium, and cook until the liquid is evaporated and the chicken is glazed, about 10 to 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

Out of this world taste is right! Such a wonderful layering of flavors. I made as directed & served with basmati rice on the side. Because these turn out deliciously carmelized & sticky, next time I will try boneless thighs for ease in eating (and cut the cooking time accordingly.) Even thyme-haters should try this. For once it doesn't over-power a dish but enhances the other flavors. Thanks for a marvelous and simple recipe that delivers complex taste.

Elisabetta47 August 12, 2011

I really loved the combination of flavors from all the ingredients in this yummy chicken! I used 1/2 of a jalapeno so as not to give it too much heat. I wasn't sure about my companies tolerance to a really hot dish, so I compromised and used less peppers. It came out just hot enough for all of us, without burning our lips. Everyone really enjoyed it along with me, and it went very well with our Pork Fried Rice! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us LARavencroft! Made for 123 Star Wonders 2/09

Linda's Busy Kitchen February 22, 2009

These are just delicious! Very easy and relatively quick to make too. Not liking too much heat, I used only about 1/3 of a jalapeno but certainly could stand more. Next time I suspect I shall do as ordered :-) and use a whole one. I am delighted I tried this!

BarbryT August 04, 2008

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