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Orange Chicken Thighs with Beets and Sweets


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Orange Chicken Thighs with Beets and Sweets

My mom is the one who told me to ask the butcher for boneless skinless dark meat chicken cutlets. She may not know how or even care to cook, but she sure has great taste in food. I love her for this discovery. Super common in Israel, most butchers stateside now carry this staple. For the Beets and Sweets you can add a 1/2 tsp of cumin or more to taste if you are not making this Kosher for Passover


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 40 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min




    For the chicken

    • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
    • 1 1/2 cups Gold's Duck Sauce
    • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoons kosher salt

    For the beets and sweets

    • 2 large golden beets, peeled and cut into wedges
    • 2 large red beets, peeled and cut into wedges
    • 1½ pounds baby sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • Cilantro, optional for garnish


    Place chicken thighs in a large deep sauté or sauce pan. In a medium bowl, combine duck sauce, orange juice, oil, and salt and stir well. Pour over chicken and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

    Meanwhile, prepare the beets and sweets. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss beets and sweet potatoes in olive oil, cinnamon, and salt. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender.

    Editor’s Note: Due to reader feedabck we have adjusted the measurements of duck sauce and oj in this recipe to lower the sugar/carb content.

    As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine Pesach 2012 – Subscribe Now


    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving

    • Calories: 580
    • Total Fat: 14g
    • Cholesterol: 140mg
    • Sodium: 921mg
    • Total Carbs: 60g
    •     Dietary Fiber: 5g
    • Protein: 53g


    About Jamie Geller


    Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




    19 Responses to Orange Chicken Thighs with Beets and Sweets

    1. Oh gosh! I do use duck sauce with chicken; such a good all-purpose when you’re in a hurry thing to cook. And I also do combine beets and sweets; a real natural. So good, breasts for me but same thing.

    2. avatar says: cindy

      The recipe lists cinnamon and then instructs to toss with cumin, which one is it? or do we use both? great recipe for Pesach too.

      • good catch will fix it should be cinnamon but you can ADD a 1/2 tsp or more of cumin if you are not making this Kosher for Passover

    3. avatar says: cindy

      is it cumin or cinnamon? you list one and instruct with the other. Great Pesach recipe too.

    4. avatar says: vickir

      WOWZER!!! a JAR of duck sauce? 3 CUPS of orange juice? that’s tacking on like 4000 additional calories to that meal.. yikes.. I want to feed and nourish my family, not kill them!!

      • avatar says: jn613

        have you (or anybody else) tried it with 1.5 cup duck sauce and 1.5 cup oj to lower the sugar/carb content? if so, how did it turn out? thanks!

    5. avatar says: jbbm

      love those roasted veggies!

    6. Such an interesting and delicious combo! Looks great

    7. avatar says: Judy

      So not fair. I can’t get that sauce here and I’ve only seen red beetroots. שנה טובה וחג סמח to you and your followers.

      • Thank you, thank you thank you!!! How kind and sweet to share your warm wishes with us ALL!!! Where do you live – they sell Gold’s Duck sauce in Best Market in RBS…. Shana Tova U’Metuka to you and your family as well!

    8. avatar says: mf

      Have you ever made in advance and frozen?

      • I have not. And specifically I have never frozen beets. So I am sorry but I can’t recommend it since I haven’t tested it.

    9. avatar says: BILL HOFF

      Always looking for new and different chicken recipes…thanks

    10. avatar says: B-weiss

      What happens if you use the thighs with skin & bones?

      • well since it’s boiled (bc it was developed for Passover seder night)the skin will be “boiled” and boiled skin is not so yum – if you want to use skin-on, bone-in thighs I would sear first then reduce the liquid by half and do a stove top braise for optimum flavor – note you may need to braise a bit longer when using thighs on the bone.

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