Asian flavors | Gluten Free | Poultry

Turkish-style roasted chicken thighs with orange and sesame seed gremolata

July 7, 2013

While trolling the internet for new and interesting recipes I found the beginnings of this recipe and then adapted it. The flavors are really stunning and the chicken becomes sticky and browned with the deep chutney and five-spice flavors permeating it. The orange gremolata sprinkled over the top when you serve it really adds a zing. This is lovely served with simple boiled brown rice in chicken broth

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Serves  4 – 6 but can easily be augmented

1/2 heaped cup of your favorite chutney (make sure it’s a good strong flavored one)
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 heaped tbsp spicy brown mustard or coarse grain mustard
1 heaped tbsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp five spice powder
8  large boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Gremolata
2 tbsp Italian parsley, freshly snipped
1 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
4 tsp orange rind, finely shredded

In a medium sized bowl combine the first 6 ingredients, mixing well.
Put the chicken thighs in a baking dish, pour over the mixture and coat well.
Put in the oven on a high shelf preferably, for about 45 minutes, taking out and giving a stir about 1/2 way through the cooking.
The chicken thighs should be showing signs of toasty brown bits on them and be lovely with the bubbly sauce.

Mix together in a small bowl, the orange rind, sesame seeds and parsley and sprinkle over the dish as you serve it.
Enjoy!