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Honey Orange Chicken Recipe
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Honey Orange Chicken Recipe

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"I couldn't get enough of the sweet-and-citrusy marinade flavoring this grilled chicken," says Mary Hart Easterling, Santa Clarita, California. "So I saved some to drizzle on top."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (10 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups hot cooked rice
  • Chopped green onions, orange slices and parsley sprigs, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 chicken breast half and 6 tablespoons sauce with 1 cup rice) equals 504 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 755 mg sodium, 89 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; cool. Pour 1-1/3 cups marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4-8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 12-15 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Meanwhile, combine cornstarch and water in a small saucepan until smooth; stir in reserved marinade. bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove and discard skin from chicken. Serve chicken over rice; drizzle with sauce. Garnish with green onions, orange slices and parsley if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Honey Orange Chicken in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p5

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 chicken breast half and 6 tablespoons sauce with 1 cup rice) equals 504 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 755 mg sodium, 89 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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