Citrus Glazed Chicken

January 26, 2014

Everyone's always asking me for chicken recipes. They're tired of the same ol' thing. So I make it my mission to come up with new and interesting ways to make chicken. This one is a keeper. Orange zest and juice combined with apricot preserves and SplenDishes Stout Mustard makes a rich and zingy glaze on these chicken breasts. It would be great on a whole roasted chicken as well.

Just a few everyday ingredients are used in this simple dish. Starting with a boneless, skinless chicken breast and some onion. Get your oven proof pot screaming hot with some oil. Season the chicken with House Blend. Chop the onion so its in small sized wedges. Sear chicken to a golden brown on both sides. Throw the onion in alongside the chicken while its searing, to get a nice caramelization going.

While that's happening, let's put together the glaze. I'm using apricot preserves because that's what I had in the fridge. Orange marmalade would be great for this too. So about 1/4 cup preserves and about 2 tablespoons of Stout Mustard.

The zest of any citrus has the most flavor content, so we are using orange here. The zest will give it a zingy (I know that's not a real word but I like it) feel, I mean taste, and the juice will add sweetness.

Look at all that beautiful orange zest! Love it. Be sure to just get the outer skin, none of the white pith, which is bitter and doesn't taste good. After that, juice the whole orange into the bowl.

Stir to combine and give it a little taste. Isn't it tasty??

By now, the chicken is beautifully browned with a nice crust and the onions are good and caramelized. Spoon the glaze on top of the chicken, letting it run down the sides. Try to get a nice thick coat of the glaze on there without it all running off. Add about a 1/2 cup of water into the pan so soak up all that extra glaze and chicken juices. This will create an even tastier sauce! Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

This is what it looks like.....YUM!! The onions are brown and tender and look at that dark and rich sauce!

De-Lish. I served this over steamed rice and spooned all that delicious sauce over it. Another simple, healthy and gourmet weeknight dinner in 30 minutes!




Prep Time: 15 Minutes  Cook Time: 30 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 4


Heat oven proof pot on high. Season chicken with House Blend and place in hot pan. Add onions around it.

Sear chicken on both sides, stirring onions until lightly golden.

In small mixing bowl, combine preserves, Stout Mustard, zest from entire orange and juice.

Spoon glaze over chicken and add about 1/2 cup of water to pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and onions are brown and tender.

To serve, place chicken over steamed rice and spoon sauce and top with sauce and onions.

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