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Delicious Orange Chicken Recipe

Delicious Orange Chicken Recipe

Orange slices add a refreshing twist to tender, juicy baked chicken-a wonderful meal for company. The appealing glaze coats the poultry with tangy sweetness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves (7 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine butter, garlic, basil, salt and pepper; drizzle over chicken. Arrange onion and orange slices on top. Bake, uncovered, 50 minutes.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, orange juice and soy sauce until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Drain chicken; brush with orange juice mixture. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 255 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 757 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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