Quick Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

"Clipped from my local newspaper, posted until I can try. With only 6 ingredients, plus salt and pepper, this delicious and easy meal is on the table in only 30 minutes. Serve with a salad and a side of pasta or crusty bread for a balanced dinner. I'm sure boneless skinless chicken breasts would be good too, but would probably take longer to cook."
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  • Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • In a large nonstick skillet with a lid, heat the oil over high heat.
  • Add the chicken thighs and cook until well browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Add the tomatoes, orange juice, garlic and capers.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, cover the pan and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan and continue cooking, turning the thighs once, until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle and the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.

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  1. Yum! Love the tomato base with this one. I followed the recipe with a couple of teeny tiny exceptions, one being that I used italian recipe canned tomatoes and two that I used about 1/4 cup of frozen orange juice concentrate and last that I use a garlic press for my garlic. I love the change from sweet chicken thigh recipes and what about those CAPERS? Excellent! Thanks so much for posting, Tee Lee, I will make this one again.
  2. Outstanding is all I can say! I too clipped this from our local newspaper a couple of years ago and stuck it in my file of recipes to try. The other day while weeding through the file I came across this and thought I'd give it a whirl. My wife and I just loved it. A very unique flavor and filling with a side salad and bread to sop up the sauce as the recipe stated


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