The BEST Tangerine Garlic Chicken Recipe

– 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs – 1 teaspoon paprika – 2 Tablespoons olive oil – salt and pepper to taste – 1/4 cup soy sauce – 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce – 2 Tablespoons honey – 2 Tablespoons tangerine juice or orange or lemon juice add more if you prefer stronger citrus flavor – 3 tangerines peeled and separated in sections – 4 large garlic cloves chopped – salt and pepper to taste


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Cook time: 1 hour

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prep Time

 10 min


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Tangerine Garlic Chicken is no-fuss and just delicious! The most irresistible honey garlic and tangerine sauce and the best thing is hardly any clean up!

HOW TO MAKE TANGERINE GARLIC GLAZE To make tangerine garlic marinade, mix together honey, extra-virgin olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper.  You could make it spicy by adding a bit of chili powder. If you have time you could marinate the chicken for even an hour before baking it. Be sure to not marinate longer than an hour as the acid in the vinegar could make the meat not as tender if it is sitting in it for a long time.

Are Chicken Thighs or Chicken Breasts best for tangerine garlic chicken? We prefer chicken thighs for this recipe. But feel free to use chicken breasts just keeping in mind that they would be done in about 18-20 minutes. What's the difference between orange chicken and tangerine chicken? Tangerine chicken is generally more savory than sweet, while orange chicken boasts a sweeter flavor profile due to its namesake ingredient. The spicy-sweet dish gained popularity in the United States after being introduced by Chinese restaurants hoping to cater to American palates.


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