Sweet Heat Chicken Thighs
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Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Sweet Heat Chicken Thighs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings



  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Sear chicken in batches until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the chicken stock, soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, hoisin and sesame oil in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the onions, chili paste, ginger, garlic and scallions to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the sauce and deglaze the pan, then return the chicken to the pot. Add the butternut squash, bring to a simmer and cover. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, 20 to 22 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken to a platter. Add the kale, then stir in and allow to wilt. Spoon over and around the chicken, then garnish with cilantro leaves.