Howard L. Puckett
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)

After scraping the seeds for the sauce, add the vanilla bean pod to a canister of sugar. The scent of the bean will permeate the sugar. Serve the chicken with a tossed green salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; stir seeds into broth mixture, reserving the bean for another use. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 20 minutes). Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 3

Arrange chicken in a single layer in the bottom of a roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Brush half of broth mixture over chicken; bake 5 minutes. Brush remaining broth mixture over chicken; bake 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 180°. Garnish with orange rind, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews

NevadaEvening's Review

jenbeede
January 31, 2011
Delicious! I made a few minor substitutions--I used a blood orange for the juice and rind, and used half regular balsamic vinegar, and half blood orange balsamic vinegar. Paired with asparagus cooked in blood orange balsamic vinegar, blood orange juice, shallots, garlic, and a pinch of vanilla-scented sugar. Absolutely awesome! Can't wait to share with friends and family!

jenbeede's Review

NevadaEvening
January 30, 2011
The chicken was not terrible but lacked a lot I think. It was pretty bland and did not look very appealing.