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What to bake chicken thighs in to make them juicy: a very tasty idea

Kateryna YagovychFood
Secrets of cooking juicy chicken thighs. Source: Pixabay

Chicken thighs are ideal for baking because they are very meaty. However, it often happens that they turn out quite dry. Therefore, it is worth adding ingredients that will make the texture juicy, soft and crispy.

The idea of cooking chicken thighs with oranges was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Iryna (iriska_dimitrova). According to this technology, the sauce for meat is prepared with orange juice.

What to bake chicken thighs in to make them juicy: a very tasty idea

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 chicken thighs
  • 2 oranges (juice of 1 + zest)
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 3 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of dried ground ginger
  • 1-1.5 tsp of salt
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Method of preparation:

What to bake chicken thighs in to make them juicy: a very tasty idea

1. Zest 1 orange and squeeze the juice.

2. Add oil, soy sauce, dried young ginger, salt, garlic and honey and mix well.

What to bake chicken thighs in to make them juicy: a very tasty idea

3. Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs and leave for several hours, preferably overnight.

What to bake chicken thighs in to make them juicy: a very tasty idea

4. Put the thighs in a baking dish, pour a little marinade over them and bake at 190-200 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

What to bake chicken thighs in to make them juicy: a very tasty idea

5. Then take the thighs out of the oven, put a slice of orange on each thigh and pour the rest of the marinade over it.

6. Bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

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