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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


  • 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)


  • 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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  • rllewis7
    Nov 28, 2017

    My family loved this glaze! The vinegar and mustard really balance the sweetness of the orange and maple.

  • lpugh9
    May 23, 2016

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

  • cbenne12
    Oct 26, 2014

    Amazing flavour!

  • pajamaangel
    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
    Nov 14, 2012

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

  • silkiechicken
    Jun 23, 2012

    really good!

  • voisincook
    Dec 7, 2011

    This just wasn't as flavorful as I expected.

  • isseme1
    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
    Jan 27, 2011

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

  • Sprowl
    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.