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Soy Braised Chicken Thighs

soy braised chicken

Make this braised chicken recipe with thighs and enjoy with wild rice cakes. It is a unique new way to serve chicken you will all love.

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  • 4 ServingsServings


For the braising liquid

  • ½ cup best quality soy sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon microplaned fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons 5 spice powder (easily found in most grocery stores or online)
  • Dash of favorite hot sauce

For the chicken

  • sesame oil
  • chicken thighs


Preheat oven to 325 or Slow cooker to HIGH

  1. Place all the ingredients for the braising liquid in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Lightly coat the pan with toasted sesame oil.
  3. Brown the thighs, skin side down, until very dark and caramelized. Transfer the thighs to a Dutch oven or slow cooker.
  4. Add the braising liquid and cover. Cook in the oven for 45 minutes or in the slow cooker for 3 hours or until done.
  5. Serve with Miso and Shiitake Wild Rice Cakes. Spoon braising liquid over the chicken and cakes. Garnish with sliced scallions and cashews.