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. —Lillian K. Julow, Gainesville, Florida

Photo by rose c.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

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)

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 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.

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