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. —Lillian K. Julow, Gainesville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 chicken breast half equals 240 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 508 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 240 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 508 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken

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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!

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

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

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

really good!

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

This just wasn't as flavorful as I expected.

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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.

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