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Baked Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Baked Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
Baked Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main dish
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade or apricot preserves
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • Large pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow), quartered lengthwise
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (3 to 3¾ pounds)
  • Cooked white rice, for serving (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Make the sweet-and-sour sauce: Whisk the ketchup, marmalade, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and cayenne in a small bowl. Put the bell peppers and scallions on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with 2 tablespoons of the prepared sauce, 1½ teaspoons olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  2. Heat the remaining 1½ teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt. Working in batches, add the chicken to the skillet skin-side down and cook, undisturbed, until the skin is golden and slightly crisp, about 4 minutes. Place skin-side up on the baking sheet with the vegetables.
  3. Brush the chicken with half of the remaining sweet-and-sour sauce. Bake until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes. Divide the chicken and vegetables among plates. Serve with rice and the remaining sauce.

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Posted by Food Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019