1Small Can Mandarin Orangeshalf the juice drained and oranges smashed
Dash of Red Pepper Flakes *optional
For the Chicken
Preheat the oven to 375.
Remove the skin from the chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat a grill pan over high heat and add a drizzle of oil.
Add the chicken, top down and cook for 1 minute or until grill marks appear.
Turn the pan down to medium and cook for an additional 10 minutes then place the chicken in the oven still in the skillet as long as it is oven safe.
Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until juices run clear.
For boneless chicken thighs, heat a grill pan over medium high heat and cook the chicken for 4 minutes per side or until cooked through, about 8 minutes total, basting with the sauce after you turn them over the first time and again before serving.
For the Sauce
Cook the first 6 ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat until everything is dissolved and mixed well.
Add the garlic and mandarin oranges, cook another 2 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water.
Add a little of the hot mixture to the bowl and then slowly whisk the cornstarch mixture into the pan.
Stir continuously for another minute and let simmer for a few minutes or until thickened.
Store in airtight container in the fridge if you have any left over.
left overs will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
Grilled Sweet and Sour Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 120Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Family Favorite Easy Healthy Recipes
Keyword: asian, chicken, chicken thighs, condiment, grilled, main dish, sauce, sweet and sour, takeout