Chicken Breast with a Spicy Orange Glaze

3
Millie Johnson

By
@BISCUITMAKR

I came across this recipe on a cooking program. I have changed it up with my own flair. I love the orange reduction ! The original called for O.J. concentrate (which I never buy) and surprisingly little spice. I have turned up the heat a little but it is not what I would concider hot. You should use Organic Agave Nectar(which I think tastes much better) or you can use pure maple syrup . Either way, it is very good !

Rating:
★★★★☆ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

4
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1/4 c
organic agave nectar or pure maple syrup
2 large
naval oranges
1 - 2 clove
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
orange zest
1/4 tsp
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
2 Tbsp
orange juice reduction
1 Tbsp
butter
1 tsp
oil

How to Make Chicken Breast with a Spicy Orange Glaze

Step-by-Step

  • 1Prep.

    Zest the orange. You will need 1 tbsp.
    Roll orange on the counter while pressing it down firmly. This will release the juice. Now cut and squeeze juice out. You will need 1/2 cup juice. (If you have small oranges you will need two.) Strain juice to remove pulp and seeds.
    Mince garlic clove.
  • 2Orange Reduction

    In a small pot boil 1/2 cup orange juice on med. high heat till it reduces to 2 tablespoons. Turn off heat.
  • 3Glaze Mixture

    In a small bowl combine agave nectar, o.j. reduction, 1/4 tsp. salt, crushed red pepper, orange zest, and minced garlic. Stir well and set aside.
  • 4Chicken

    Pat chicken breast dry. Lightly salt chicken.
    In large skillet add butter and oil. On med. high heat till butter is melted then add chicken breast. Cook 2-3 minutes per side.
  • 5Finish

    Pour orange glaze mixture over the chicken then turn chicken to coat good. Cook for 4-5 minutes, turning often. Plate chicken then pour glaze over the top. Garnish with twisted orange slice. *optional

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About Chicken Breast with a Spicy Orange Glaze

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sweet, #spicy, #Agave