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Orange-maple glazed chicken

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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

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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)

Details

Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 35mins
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Preparation

Step 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.
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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