Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken Recipe
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Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken Recipe

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Pick up a medium-size orange for the zest and juice in this tasty chickenrecipe that creatively combines citrus with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 240 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 508mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, syrup, vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Stir in basil and orange peel. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with remaining salt and pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165°, basting frequently with orange juice mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p55

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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lpugh9 User ID: 5334512 248543
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"Very good and easy to make. I make it often."

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 183733
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Amazing flavour!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 183732
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"This was a nice twist. I would not add the orange zest next time as it was too much of the orange flavor, but I will definitely make this again!"

pkjillian User ID: 4978286 181694
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"very good! i would suggest making extra glaze to serve over rice"

silkiechicken User ID: 6182448 185883
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"really good!"

voisincook User ID: 3674287 105943
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"This just wasn't as flavorful as I expected."

isseme1 User ID: 5009812 210917
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Yumo! I used chicken thighs and baked them in the oven. Basted them with the orange mixture. I'll be making this recipe often."

Dawn J User ID: 1185024 183882
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"I do not keep many recipes,but this is a keeper. easy, quick and delicious. Dawn"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 210916
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"I halved the recipe, but only used two boneless chickens for my husband and I.

Worked great and easy enough for camping.
I put the ingredients together in a small freezer baggie, put in fridge and heated up in the microwave."

charian User ID: 5210943 144660
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"Oh yummy! easy, fast, and delicious! I used chicken tenderloins and cooked on my electric skillet. I did not use the orange peel bc I didn't have one. Served with wild rice and roasted cajun zucchini. I will make this again and again!"

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