Roasted Sweet Orange Chicken

roasted sweet orange chickenMarinated in a honey-orange marinade, this chicken comes out of the oven soft, tender, and juicy.  The zest in the marinade really adds the flavour of  oranges to the dish which also has a hint of spice from the chili pepper and sweetness from the honey.  Goes well with a tossed salad, or for something heartier, pair it with rice.

What you’ll need:

2 – 3 chicken breasts, boneless skinless

Juice of one orange

Zest of half of an orange

1 teaspoon mustard

2 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon oil

½ teaspoon chili flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

Rinse chicken, pat dry with paper towel, and set aside.

In medium bowl, make a marinade by mixing together the rest of the ingredients. Add chicken to the marinade and stir to coat. Seal and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

To cook, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place breasts in an oven safe dish and coat with marinade. Bake until the chicken reaches 180 degrees or for approximately 45 minutes. The chicken is fully cooked when the juices run clear.

Looking for chicken recipes? Take a look at these other recipes on gf and me:

Salsa Chicken

Chicken Satay

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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