Theo's Strawberry Chicken
Simple chicken thighs receive a flavor boost from a seasonal strawberry sauce.
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: The strawberries in this recipe's sauce contain nutrients to support brain and heart health.

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  • Recipe From: North Carolina Field & Family


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a medium, heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add the thighs, skin side down, and lower heat to medium. After about 5 minutes or when the chicken is nicely browned, flip over and cook another 30 seconds.
  3. Transfer chicken thighs to a baking dish and bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until cooked through.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together thyme, sage, honey, sugar, water, vinegar and orange juice. Set aside.
  5. Pour off all but about 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and saute, scraping the brown bits off the bottom of the skillet for about 1 minutes. Add the berries. Pour in the sauce mixture and stir until syrupy, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. When chicken is done, spoon the berry sauce over it and bake another 2 to 4 minutes.

Tips & Notes

For a complete meal, serve this chicken with a hearty veggie such as broccoli or cauliflower.


  1. Strawberry chicken!! Wow !! .I never thought strawberry can sink with chicken. I tried strawberry chicken and it was amazing. I made a chili dip for this dish and it went well. Thank you for the post. I am eagerly waiting for other up comings.


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