Meals around our kitchen have definitely had a Meditterean as well as a Middle Eastern flair the last three months. At times we question our heritage as those spices have not been flowing in the kitchen lately. With blood oranges being in season, and even longer than usual this year, this recipe for Blood Orange Rosemary Chicken Thighs has been served more than once. It is fresh, bright and the perfect way to welcome warmer months.
Besides being a rich in flavor recipe, this one can be made in a snap. Super easy, super good; the way we like it. I always have chicken thighs tucked away in the freezer for easy to make meals such as this. I find them are more moist and flavorful, then breasts. As well, they cook up in a snap on the grill, stovetop or in the oven as this recipe is made. Super simple!
The brightness of using fresh blood oranges and rosemary in this recipe definitely takes you away to a sunny table sitting on a beach overlooking the sea. Just the aroma when cooking will take you there in a moment. I was working on this recipe to shoot the other day, and when Lenny got home from a job, he said he could smell it outside the front door. He knew he was in for a good meal.
Head out to the market and pick up some blood oranges while they are still lurking around. If you cannot find them, then use any other favorite oranges. I have made this recipe with Cara Cara , Valencia as well as tangerines. All work perfectly with fresh rosemary.