Asian Chicken Thighs

Tasty Chicken Recipes From Real People

Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Real recipes by real people — that's the whole idea behind Taste of Home, the world's No. 1 cooking magazine where readers send in their original homespun recipes.

Now you too can get a taste of their homes with three delicious ways to cook chicken featured in "The Taste of Home Cookbook."


  • 5 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil over medium heat for 18-20 minutes or until juices run clear. Meanwhile, in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the warm water, brown sugar, orange juice, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, pepper flakes and five-spice powder; shake until sugar is dissolved.

    Pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is tender, turning occasionally.

    Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Garnish with green onions.

    Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (calculated without rice and green onions) equals 203 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 482 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 14 g protein.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chicken, brown sugar, orange juice, chinese five-spice powder

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course

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