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Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken

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

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 zest
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Directions

  • 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 zest. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • Sprinkle chicken with remaining salt and pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°, basting frequently with orange juice mixture.
Nutrition 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.

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