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Baked chicken thighs in herb sauce

About this recipe: I couldn't decide what to cook for dinner and looked in my refridgerator for ingredients to use and this is what I came up with. It was delicious!

Mekmolek Washington, United States

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • For the marinade
  • chinese black vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • some oregano
  • For the herb sauce
  • 1/2 cup chinese celery, leaves only
  • 1/2 cup parsley, leaves only
  • a small handful of walnuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small orange
  • 2 tsp sour cream
  • water
  • olive oil

Directions
Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

  1. Place the chicken thighs in a bowl and rub salt, pepper, oregano and black vinegar over them and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix the herbs with walnuts in a blender and chop until fine. Zest the orange and squeeze half of the juice.
  3. Heat pan with a little oil and sear the chicken thighs on both sides until brown then place on baking tray. Bake in oven at 180C for about 25 minutes or until cooked.
  4. Just before taking the chicken out of oven make the herb sauce. Saute the minced garlic in olive oil until fragrant. Then add the chopped herbs and stir. Add a little water and sour cream. Season with salt, pepper, orange zest and orange juice to brighten up the flavour.
  5. Pour the herb sauce over the chicken before serving.

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