Basil Orange Chicken

Total Time
5 mins
30 mins

A simple marinade that makes a wonderfully flavorful and moist chicken. Alternately you can grill the chicken after it marinates. Time does not include marinating.

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  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Place in a sealable plastic food storage bag.
  2. Pour a mixture of the orange juice, canola oil, honey and basil over the chicken, tossing to coat; seal tightly.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours, tossing occasionally. Drain, reserving the marinade.
  4. Brown the chicken on both sides in the vegetable oil in a skillet; drain. Arrange the chicken in a glass baking dish. Pour the reserved marinade over the chicken.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until tender. Serve hot or cold.