Grilled Chicken a L' Orange

1
Chip Burrus

By
@oldblock

I tend to go heavy on the cumin (in most every recipe). It's so smoky all by itself and really adds something special to grilled meat. I add it to recipes whenever I can.

Rating:
★★★★★ 8 votes
Comments:
Method:
Grill

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Sweet, savory and oh-so-delicious! The smoky cumin works so nicely on this grilled recipe.

Ingredients

1
orange, grated zest only
1
medium orange, about 1/3 cup juice
1 tsp
dry mustard
"just a pinch" of cumin
2 Tbsp
optional red wine vinegar
1/3 c
olive oil
4
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
flour
1/2 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
dry mustard
2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
1/2 c
orange juice

How to Make Grilled Chicken a L' Orange

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a 9x13 dish make the marinade by combining the first 5 ingredients; zest, juice, mustard, cumin, if using, and vinegar.
  • 2Spread out a sheet of plastic wrap about 2 feet long and place chicken breasts on it.
  • 3Spread another sheet of plastic wrap over the chicken breasts.
  • 4With flat side of a mallet, pound the chicken to an even 1/2 inch thickness.
  • 5Remove plastic wrap and place chicken in marinade.
  • 6Cover and allow to marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 7When you are ready to cook the chicken, preheat the grill.
  • 8Then prepare the sauce.
  • 9In a wide skillet, melt the butter over low heat and stir in the flour.
  • 10Cook this roux over low heat for a minute or two, until it bubbles.
  • 11Add the sugar, cinnamon, mustard and vinegar and stir until well combined.
  • 12Whisk in the orange juice, bring the heat up to medium, and stir until thickened.
  • 13Lower the heat and cover the pan to keep the sauce hot while you grill the chicken.
  • 14Grill the chicken just until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  • 15When serving, place the grilled chicken on a heated platter, pour some of the sauce over it and pass the rest of the sauce.
  • 16Serves 4.

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About Grilled Chicken a L' Orange

Course/Dish: Chicken, Marinades
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy