Saturday 4 July 2015

Roasted Citrus and Rum Chicken Thighs

My favourite part of the chicken is the thighs because they always turn out so tender and juicy. You generally don’t need to marinate thighs to tenderize them but this marinade sure adds loads of flavour to these babies!!

2 pounds chicken thighs (bone in, skin on)
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1 lemon
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup dark rum
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon jarred minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Place the orange juice, lemon juice, onion, garlic, rum, brown sugar, vegetable oil, ginger, hot pepper flakes and ground cloves in a large re-sealable plastic bag and mix well.
Add the chicken pieces and swish together to coat the chicken with marinade; refrigerate for 6 hours.
Pour the contents of bag into a casserole dish, season generously with salt and pepper and place in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven and cook uncovered for 45 minutes or until cooked through.

*Please keep in mind that not all dried herbs and spices are gluten free so check the labels to make sure the brand you are using is gluten free. The same applies for prepackaged store-bought items, check the labels to be sure. If in doubt, call the toll free number on packaging to be safe and to make your cooking/eating experience is truly gluten free.


  1. Yummy. I made as directed but marinated the chicken overnight. It came out juicy and tender with a nice citrus flavor. Thanks for sharing, Bea. Made for FYC tag. ~ lazyme

    1. I'm very happy to see you enjoyed this recipe. Thx for your comment, much appreciated.

  2. I really enjoyed the chicken thighs...the hubby not so much...I did throw them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to crisp up the skin...the meat came out so tender...I guess this is one of the recipes I get to make when the hubby is out of town...made for "For Your Consideration" tag game...

    1. I'm glad you liked this Teresa. Thx for adding your comment.


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