Sunday, August 23, 2009

Chicken a' l'Orange

This was a delightfully easy meal, with easy cleanup, and extremely tasty. Now that is what I love! Easy, Easy, and TASTY! I am really loving Melissa d'Arabian's recipes, she won The Next Food Network Star and I was gunning for her the entire time! Yes! Each week I am excited to see what she makes next, her meals are always family friendly and CHEAP! This meal had a ton of flavor, and the honey really tones down how strong strait OJ can be. I hope you give it a try and learn to love her recipes as much as I do! (And P.S., I think this chicken would be DELISH marinated and then grilled...mmmm!)

Chicken a'l'Orange

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Salt and pepper

3 skin-on bone-in chicken breast halves(I used skinless, boneless and it worked great)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate

4 tablespoons honey

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Liberally salt and pepper the chicken breast halves. Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat and sear the chicken, skin side only, until brown and beginning to crisp, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the orange glaze: In a small saucepan, heat the orange juice concentrate, honey, and salt and pepper, to taste, over medium heat, and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Turn the chicken over and saute for 3 minutes, with skin up. Transfer chicken to pan with the skin side up and pour glaze over the top. Place the pan to the oven. Bake until the internal temperature reaches 160 to 170 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, brushing on more glaze halfway through, about 15 minutes in total. Remove the chicken breast from the bone and slice the meat on the bias. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and serve.

Serves 3.

Recipe Adapted From: Melissa d'Arabian

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