30 Minute Meal

Chicken A La Orange

Well, Melissa D’Arrabian struck again. I am really enjoying her $10 Dinners show – how can you not love something that not only tastes good, is easy to make, but can feed your family for $10?!?! Even though the recipe calls for bone in chicken breasts, I used skinless boneless breasts because, well, that’s what I had on hand and I really didn’t feel like going to the grocery store. So there you go. Since I didn’t use chicken with the skin, I turned the chicken breasts over halfway through baking them. This caramalized the glaze, which ruined the pretty bright orange color. It still tasted wonderful, but I think next time I will just stick to the instructions.

Chicken A La Orange
 salt and pepper
3 skin-on bone-in chicken breasts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
4 tablespoons honey

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Liberally salt and pepper the chicken.
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.

In a small saucepan, heat the orange juice concentrate, honey, salt and pepper (to taste) over medium heat.
Boil for 3 minutes,
Remove from heat.

Turn the chicken over and brush each side with the glaze.
Turn the chicken skin side up and transfer the pan to the oven.
Bake for 7 minutes.
Brush on more glaze.
Bake for an additional 7 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer reads 160-170 degrees.
Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes on a cutting board.

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