Orange Chicken Thighs with Beets and Sweets

This quick and easy recipe is great for Rosh Hashana when you’re rushed with other holiday preparations.

2 min

JamieGeller .com

Posted on 20.04.22

My mom is the one who told me to ask the butcher for boneless skinless dark meat chicken cutlets. She may not know how or even care to cook, but she sure has great taste in food. I love her for this discovery. Super common in Israel, most butchers stateside now carry this staple.  


For the Beets and Sweets” part of the recipe, you can add a ½ teaspoon of cumin or more to taste. 




Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

Baking time: 40 minutes 

Level of Difficulty: Easy 

Kashrut Type: Meat 




(Yields 6 servings) 

For the chicken 

12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds) 

1 ½ cups Gold’s Duck Sauce 

1 ½ cups orange juice 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

1 teaspoon kosher salt 


For the beets and sweets 

2 large golden beets, peeled and cut into wedges 

2 large red beets, peeled and cut into wedges 

1½ pounds baby sweet potatoes, cut into wedges 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 

½ teaspoon kosher salt 

Cilantro, optional for garnish 




  1. Place chicken thighs in a large deep sauté or sauce pan.

  1. In a medium bowl, combine duck sauce, orange juice, oil, and salt and stir well. Pour over chicken and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  1. Meanwhile, prepare the beets and sweets. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss beets and sweet potatoes in olive oil, cinnamon, and salt. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender. 


Editor’s Note: Due to reader feedback, we adjusted the measurements of duck sauce and oil in this recipe to lower the sugar/carb content. 



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