Orange-Honey Glazed Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Orange-Honey Glazed Chicken Breasts
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  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk 1 1/2 cups orange juice, corn syrup, honey, mustard, vinegar, pepper flakes, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper together in medium bowl. Place flour in pie plate, then season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Working with one chicken breast at a time, coat chicken with flour, patting off excess.
  2. Heat oil in ovenproof 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add chicken breasts skin-side down; cook until well browned and most of fat has rendered from skin, 8 to 14 minutes. (If after 3 minutes you don't hear definite sizzling, increase heat to medium-high. If after 6 minutes chicken is darker than lightly browned, reduce heat slightly.) Turn chicken and lightly brown other side, about 5 minutes longer. Transfer chicken to plate.
  3. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon fat from pan. Add shallot and cook until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Increase heat to high and add orange juice mixture. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until syrupy and reduced to 1 cup (heatproof spatula should leave slight trail when dragged through glaze), 6 to 10 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and tilt to one side so glaze pools in corner of pan. Using tongs, roll each chicken breast in pooled glaze to coat evenly and place skin-side down in skillet.
  4. Transfer skillet to oven and bake chicken until thickest part of breasts registers 160 degrees on instant-read thermometer, 25 to 30 minutes, turning chicken skin-side up halfway through cooking. Transfer chicken to platter and let rest 5 minutes. Return skillet to high heat (be careful-handle will be very hot) and cook glaze, stirring constantly, until thick and syrupy (heatproof spatula should leave wide trail when dragged through glaze), about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice. Spoon 1 teaspoon glaze over each breast and serve, passing remaining glaze at table.
  5. Variations: Apple-Maple Glazed Chicken Breasts.
  6. Follow the recipe above, substituting apple cider for the orange juice and 2 tablespoons maple syrup for the honey.
  7. Pineapple-Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken Breasts.
  8. Follow the recipe above, substituting pineapple juice for the orange juice and 2 tablespoons brown sugar for the honey.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 483.09 Kcal (2023 kJ)
Calories from fat 137.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.33g 24%
Cholesterol 74.84mg 25%
Sodium 533.91mg 22%
Potassium 540.69mg 12%
Total Carbs 67.42g 22%
Sugars 44.26g 177%
Dietary Fiber 2.26g 9%
Protein 22.18g 44%
Vitamin C 49.1mg 82%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 52.7mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 175.73 Kcal (736 kJ)
Calories from fat 50.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.58g 24%
Cholesterol 27.23mg 25%
Sodium 194.22mg 22%
Potassium 196.69mg 12%
Total Carbs 24.53g 22%
Sugars 16.1g 177%
Dietary Fiber 0.82g 9%
Protein 8.07g 44%
Vitamin C 17.8mg 82%
Iron 0.5mg 8%
Calcium 19.2mg 5%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.5
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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