The flavors of the orange and ginger complement each other in this vegetable stir-fry with orange sauce and BBQ sesame ginger chicken thighs.
Chicken thighs are a favorite cut of dark meat for those who love to cook, due to the thighs flavor and tenderness.
Because dark meat contains more tendons, chicken thighs are a tough cut, but because they contain more fat than white meat, they are more tender and juicy.
Read more here about chicken thighs here in our article: Cooking With Chicken Thighs
Preparing The Marinated Chicken Thighs
Marinate the thighs in sesame ginger sauce for about 30 minutes.
Read more here about marinating meat: What are the Benefits of Marinating Meat
Prepare your bbq grill and place thighs on the cool grill. Close lid and allow to cook on one side for about 10 minutes, than flip and cook another 6 minutes or so.
After flipping the thighs, by this time the grill will be hot.
After chicken is done, dip thighs in sauce and return to grill to cook about 2-3 minutes more on each side. The meat should have shinny glaze appearance.
Sprinkle thighs after second flip with sesame seeds. Remove from grill and place in pan with prepare vegetables, cashews and orange sauce.
Preparing The Orange Sauce Vegetable and Cashew Stir Fry
If you have a side burner, start cooking the orange sauce, vegetables and cashews in a large pan over a medium-high flame when chicken thighs are about three fourths way done.
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs marinated in sesame ginger sauce
1 cup of Orange Juice
1 tbsp White Vinegar
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Honey
¼ tsp Salt
½ tsp Dark Soy Sauce
3 pcs Shallot
1 tsp Minced Garlic
½ tsp Minced Ginger
1 tbsp Corn Starch
2 tbsp Barbeque Sauce
2 tsp Sukiyaki Sauce
2 tsp Orange Marmalade
Place all ingredients in a large pan over medium high heat.
1 16 ounce bag frozen vegetables, your choice
1/3 cup cashews
Add partially thawed vegetables to orange sauce and sauté. Do not over cook the vegetables.
Add cashews and stir in. Turn off heat and top stir-fry with bbq chicken thighs.
Plate and serve.