Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe is from "Treasury of Creative Cooking," and it's come out wonderful every time I make it. The sauce gives the chicken a very nice flavor.
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (4 lb) frying chickens, cut into serving pieces
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 8 teaspoons margarine, divided
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup Grand Marnier (or any orange liqueur)
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Combine flour, salt, and pepper in large plastic bag.
- Add chicken pieces a few at a time.
- Shake to coat completely.
- Melt 4 T.
- butter in large baking pan.
- Roll chicken in butter to coat all sides.
- Arrange skin side down in single layer.
- Bake 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, melt remaining 4 T.
- butter in small pot over medium heat.
- Stir in lemon juice, orange zest, liqueur, honey, and soy sauce.
- Remove chicken from oven; turn pieces over.
- Pour honey mixture evenly over chicken.
- Continue baking, basting occasionally, until chicken is glazed and tender, about 30 minutes.
- (If desired, reserve 2 T. of the honey mixture and spoon over cooked baby carrots for a nice addition to your dinner).
This is a wonderful recipe that is easy enough for a family dinner yet impressive enough for company. I used skinless boneless chicken breasts and cut the baking time down accordingly; I also cut the sauce in half because I had under 2 lbs of breasts. I used the orange that I had zested to make the garnish for the serving platter: I cut off the ends and remaining peel and segmented it, using the orange pieces on the platter -- and it looked great! I served this with white rice and green beans, and my family loved it. This easy, delicious recipe is one I will prepare often; thanks for sharing!