orange sriracha glazed chicken with peppercorns
Orange sirirach glazed chicken with peppercorns. Sounds kinda fancy, doesn’t it? Maybe fancy to you means difficult to make? Well, if so, you’re in for a big surprise. This dish is so outrageously easy to make that you’ll be using it as one of your ‘go to’ recipes for dinner parties and quick evening meals.
If you didn’t already know, chicken is an obsession with people and eating. Most everyone loves chicken. According to Pinterest, ‘chicken recipes’ outranks ‘recipes’ in searching. How ’bout that! And, I must say, I’m one chicken lover. In fact, I could start sprouting pin feathers any day. Yes, that’s how much I and my family love chicken!
In a quest to vary my chicken preparation, I’m always looking for new innovative flavors for chicken. And, it doesn’t matter what type of chicken, this orange sriracha glazed chicken with peppercorns will work whether it’s wings, thighs, legs or the whole bird. I just happened to have bone in skin on chicken breasts in my refrigerator, so that’s why I used them.
There is a special technique that I used with the chicken breasts that helped infuse the glaze into the meat. I made three diagonal, about one-fourth inch to one-half deep, slits in the meat prior to pan searing and cooking. Then when the warm glaze was poured on them, it seeped into the chicken better. You can gently pull those openings apart after cooking if needed.
Another thing that I love about creating recipes is introducing you to maybe small things, ingredients, techniques, cooking equipment, that you might not use. And, in this case it’s the whole peppercorns. I crushed them in a mortar and pestle because I wanted to retain some of the ‘crunch’ and ‘ruggedness’ of the entire peppercorn. Why did I use pink? Well, because that’s what I had in my pantry. Plus, they’re really pretty, love the color, and it adds ‘style’ to the finished dish. Yep, I believe in #prettyeating! You can use multi-colored if you like. I don’t think I’d use simply black because of the lack of ‘color’, which is another small feature of making this recipe different. If you’ve never used whole peppercorns, then try it. They do elevate, in my opinion, some recipes. And, because they’re not terribly expensive and because they last, you might want to keep some in your pantry inventory. You might even want to keep them in the freezer to extend freshness.
Sure hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. It can become a staple on your weekday menu because it takes little time at all. Just add a green or salad, and you’re in business, my foodie luvs! And, remember, life is too short just to eat dinner, make it a memorable dinner! xoxo ~ally
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If the glaze is too thick, simply whisk in some orange juice! Freshly squeezed works, too. If you want to extend this recipe and substitute a bone in thick pork chop with the glaze, then you're in for another culinary explosive treat!
orange sriracha glazed chicken with peppercorns
If the glaze is too thick, simply whisk in some orange juice! Freshly squeezed works, too.
If you want to extend this recipe and substitute a bone in thick pork chop with the glaze, then you're in for another culinary explosive treat!
Your photos are gorgeous! This chicken looks amazing. Totally fancy dinner party fare.
Amy! that’s just so kind of you! Thank you for that compliment!! Yes, this chicken is totally fancy dinner party fare! Thanks for stopping by, luv! xoxo ~ally
That glaze looks crazy amazing!
Thanks, luv! I must say it’s pretty tasty! And, so good on other things like grilled pork chops! Thanks for stopping by!! xo ~ally
Looks wonderfully flavorful!
Thanks sweet Megan…the glaze is just so good on other things, too, like grilled pork! Thanks for stopping by!! xo ~ally
This looks delicious and I love the combination of ingredients!!
Stevie Wonder! Wowzeee! That’s big coming from a foodie icon! Thank you, luv!
Holy cow, Ally, this chicken looks SO good! I have to try it soon!
Thank you sweet Lisa! Hope you do try it…the sauce works on so many things!! xoxo
The sauce looks incredible, Ally! Sign me up!
You’re at the top of the A-list, Annee girl!!! Thanks for swinging by!! xo ~ally
I love this and I love, love, love the little square condiment dishes!!! I need those in my life! 🙂
LynneeePooo!! I’ll find some of those weetle dishes just for you! Thank you, luv bug! xoxo
Ally my love, this recipe sounds FABULOUS (as always) — a flavor fest about to happen. I have a stash of “mixed” peppercorns in my pantry that TMOFW isn’t too wild about (in homemade stock and whatnot)… I’m sorting out the pink ones as we speak. (FYI, I love ’em all.) Oh, the things we do for LOVE! 🙂 I already know I’m gonna love THIS! xo
Oh, my sweet luvvee! Thank you for posting this comment again!! Hey, I think even THMOFW might love this chicken…and you are persistent picking out those pink peppercorns!! Love you luv bug!! xoxo