Grilled Chicken Breasts and Asparagus With Orange Glaze

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love it when the weather warms up and it is time to grill. We have a lot of favorites and this one tops the list in early spring. Just the right time for great asparagus!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the grill to medium high heat.
  2. Combine orange juice, ginger, coriander and cayenne in a medium sauce pan.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Simmer until the mixture has reduced to 1/2 cup about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Transfer the glaze to a bowl and stir in brown sugar.
  6. Toss asparagus with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Grill, turning once until tender and streaked with grill marks 4-5 minutes.
  8. Transfer to serving platter and tent with foil.
  9. Brush chicken with half the glaze and season with salt to taste.
  10. Grill smooth side down about 4-5 minutes.
  11. Brush with remaining glaze and turn.
  12. Continue to cook until the chicken is done 4-6 minutes (160°F at center).
  13. Serve with asparagus.


Most Helpful

My family really loved this recipe! I used about 1/3 of the recipe for the glaze to marinate my chicken breasts in overnight. The next day, I reduced the remaining 2/3's as a glaze, and made the recipe as written. Very light, and refreshing way to do both chicken, and asparagus!!Perfect for a hot New Mexico summer night!! Thanks Ash!!

Bert's Kitchen Witch September 18, 2007

I had some trouble with getting this glaze to reduce-I let it simmer for about 20 minutes and it still hadn't reduce. I omitted the cayenne because of personal taste. The chicken itself, didn't really retain much of the orange flavour at all. I don't think I would make this again, the flavour just didn't come through the way I hoped it would.

KitchenKelly September 08, 2007

With Ashk's permission, I am only reviewing the chicken with glaze. The chicken had a great flavor, very light and refreshing. I'm sure asparagus would be a great accompanyment to this. DH and DD loved the light flavor that was not overly sweet.

MsSally May 21, 2007

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