Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken

Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken

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  • cup orange juice

  • cup maple syrup

  • 2

    tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1-½

    teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1

    teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾

    teaspoon pepper, divided

  • 1

    tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½

    teaspoon grated orange peel

  • 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 peel. 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 meat thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with orange juice mixture. Yield: 6 servings. 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.


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