Tasty orange flavored chicken

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Tasty orange flavored chicken

Production: 4 – Serving
Preparation: 10 Minutes
Cooking: 45 Minutes

A sunshine filled chicken meal to brighten our table.

Poultry and citrus often produce very interesting combinations  and are always very tasty. This recipe is no exception is also a snap to cook.

As always, the quality of ingredients is the main factor in the success of this recipe. Some grain-fed chicken and freshly squeezed orange juice are the best guarantors of the final flavor of this dish.

You can use almost any chicken pieces (not the wings) but it is important to keep the bones to get a maximum of flavor.

Tasty orange flavored chicken

Ingredients:
Chicken (thighs)  – [4]
Orange juice – [2 cups]  (500 ml.)
Orange zest – [2 tablespoons]  (30 ml.)
French Shallots  – [3]
Garlic cloves – [2]
Olive oil – [4 tablespoons]  (60 ml.)
Cilantro (Coriander) seed – [1/2 teaspoon]  (3 ml.)
Dried thyme – [1/2 teaspoon]  (3 ml.)

Steps:
1- Peel and mince the garlic and shallots.
2- Salt and pepper the chicken pieces.
3- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
4- Add the garlic, shallots and herbs. Mix well and cook for 1 minute.
5- Remove the pieces of garlic and shallot. Set aside.
6- Add the chicken pieces in the skillet.
7- Cook to brown the surfaces (about 5 minutes on each side).
8- Put the garlic and shallot back in the pan.
9- Add the orange juice and zest. Stir and bring to a boil.
10- Simmer half covered for 30 minutes.
11- Remove the chicken pieces and put them in the oven to brown (1-2 minutes at broil setting).
12- Adjust the seasoning of the sauce.
13- Serve over white rice.