Chicken with Tangerines & Star Anise


Preparation info

  • 4–6

    • Difficulty


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Cooking with Spice

Cooking with Spice

By Jennifer Newens

Published 2013

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Here, fresh tangerines (at their best in winter) add a tart-sweet element to a star anise–infused braising liquid for chicken. The fragrant ingredients perk up the deep flavors in the dish and cut through the richness of tender braised chicken thighs. If you like, sauté tangerine wedges in butter for a pretty garnish.


  • 2 tangerines
  • 8 skin-on, bone-in, chicken thighs (about lb/1.6


Finely grate zest from tangerines, then squeeze ½ cup tangerine juice. Season chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon