Citrus-Honey Chicken Recipe
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Citrus-Honey Chicken Recipe

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We raise heirloom-breed chickens, so I'm always looking for chicken recipes. This one with orange and honey flavors is tops at our house. —Beth Nafziger, Lowville, NY
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

Nutritional Facts

2 chicken tenders with 2 tablespoons sauce: 326 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, orange peel, salt and pepper. In another bowl, toss chicken with orange juice. Dip chicken in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere; place on a greased foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Spritz tops with cooking spray until crumbs appear moistened. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown and chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until blended. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Citrus-Honey Chicken in Simple & Delicious December/January 2016

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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JShocinski User ID: 7278748 241000
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"My family really liked this recipe. The sauce is a good compliment, I was afraid it'd taste too much like honey, but not at all. Quick and easy to make. I'll be making this one again soon."

browns19fan User ID: 919833 239086
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"We both loved these! My husband must have mentioned their great flavor at least three times as he was eating. The sauce is a perfect accompaniment. I used panko because they were the first bread crumbs that came to hand, but I'll probably try regular ones the next time. A definite keeper."

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