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Oriental Chicken Thighs


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  • 5 bone-in (or boneless) with skin OFF chicken thighs
  • 5 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 C warm water
  • 1/4 C packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbls orange juice
  • 2 Tbls soy sauce
  • 2 Tbls Ketchup
  • 1 Tbls white vinegar
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp chinese 5-spice powder
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 2 Tbls cold water


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 40mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

In large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil for 18-20 minutes or until juices run clear. In a jarwith tight fitting lid, comine water, brown sugar, OJ, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, pepper flakes, and 5-spice powder. Blend well and pour over chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 30-35 minutes.

Step 2

Combine water and cornstarch and gradually stir into skillet. Bring to a boil and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Garnish with sliced green onion, if desired.

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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