Orange Ginger Brined Chicken Recipe

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Orange Ginger Brined Chicken
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  1. Place 1 1/2 cups of the water and 1/4 cup chopped ginger in a medium saucepan. Bring it to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the remaining 3 cups water, salt, 2 teaspoons orange peel, 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup apple juice, honey, thyme and hot pepper sauce; stir well to dissolve. Cool 15 minutes or until room temperature.
  2. Place the chicken in a 1 gallon resealable plastic bag. Place in a large bowl. Add the brine. Press the bag to remove air; seal. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or up to overnight. Drain; discard brine. Gently pat the chicken dry.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 375*F. Place the chicken, breast up, in a heavy shallow roasting pan. In a small bowl, stir together 1 tbls. minced ginger, remaining 2 teaspoons orange peel and butter. With a spatula, loosen skin from the breast and thigh areas. Spread the butter mixture under the skin of chicken over breast and thigh meat. Bake 1 hour 30 minute to 1 hour 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 180*F. Place the chicken on a platter; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Now remove the fat from pan drippings. Add 1/2 cup of water, broth, 1/3 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoons ginger to the roasting pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. In a small bowl, stir together remaining 2 tbls. water and cornstarch; whisk into the sauce. Boil 1 minute or until thickened. Serve sauce with the chicken. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 234.83 Kcal (983 kJ)
Calories from fat 119.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.32g 20%
Cholesterol 73.11mg 24%
Sodium 3257.14mg 136%
Potassium 317.89mg 7%
Total Carbs 13.23g 4%
Sugars 9.44g 38%
Dietary Fiber 0.31g 1%
Protein 14.32g 29%
Vitamin C 41.4mg 69%
Iron 1mg 5%
Calcium 43.6mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 58.66 Kcal (246 kJ)
Calories from fat 29.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.33g 20%
Cholesterol 18.26mg 24%
Sodium 813.58mg 136%
Potassium 79.4mg 7%
Total Carbs 3.3g 4%
Sugars 2.36g 38%
Dietary Fiber 0.08g 1%
Protein 3.58g 29%
Vitamin C 10.4mg 69%
Iron 0.2mg 5%
Calcium 10.9mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.7
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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