Chicken Breast with a Spicy Orange Glaze
4chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1/4 corganic agave nectar or pure maple syrup
2 largenaval oranges
1 - 2 clovegarlic, minced
1 Tbsporange zest
1/4 tspsalt and pepper
1/4 tspcrushed red pepper
2 Tbsporange juice reduction
How to Make Chicken Breast with a Spicy Orange Glaze
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.
- Orange Reduction
In a small pot boil 1/2 cup orange juice on med. high heat till it reduces to 2 tablespoons. Turn off heat.
- Glaze 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.
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.
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