Friday, July 2, 2010

orange/honey glazed chicken

confession: this recipe was invented because i had an orange that wasn't gonna last much longer, but i wasn't in the mood to just eat it. they say necessity is the mother of invention and, in this case, they were right.
orange/honey glazed chicken
2 boneless skinless chicken breast, or 2 lbs chicken tenders
2 oranges
4 tbs honey
1 tbs poppy seeds
1 tbs fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper
zest and juice the oranges into the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish. add honey, poppy seeds, rosemary, salt and pepper. whisk to combine. add chicken, cover with foil and marinate for 15-30 minutes. bake (covered) in a 350 degree oven until chicken is cooked through, about 30-40 minutes (tenders will only need 15-25 min). remove foil and let rest 5 minutes before serving. the sauce will concentrate as it cooks leaving a delicious glaze on the chicken and the rosemary adds a great earthiness to an otherwise sweet glaze.
this glaze also works on pork and is delicious over a whole roasted chicken, although the application is a bit different in that case. look for a post about it in the future, or feel free to e-mail me if you just can't wait :)

1 comment:

Chess said...

Looks delish! I'm gonna have to try it sometime!