Juicy and tasty chicken with orange flavor. This recipe is the result of combination and remixing of recipes #388855 and #309422.
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest (or in strips)
- 1⁄2 cup fresh orange juice (or juice of one orange)
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup tomato, chopped (canned tomatoes or some ketchup are a good substitute,but I prefere the fresh ones)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 chicken bouillon cube, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard (optional)
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Tabasco sauce, to Taste
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional or to taste, I don't use it)
- 1 spring onions or 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
- 4 chicken legs (deskinned) or 4 chicken breasts or 1 whole chicken (better without skin, but up to youi!)
- Combine all ingredients except chicken and spring onions or chives.
- Marinate chicken in the sauce for 2 hours or more (best overnight).
- Remove chicken from marinade, place chicken tight in a baking mold and broil until nicely browned about 10 minutes per side, or grill on the BBQ.
- Pour marinade over chicken in the mold and bake for 20 minutes at 180°C (350°F) or until through.
- Top with spring onions or chives.
- Serve hot with fresh salad and/or grilled vegetables.
We really enjoyed this chicken dish, awalde. The fresh tomatoes really flavored the dish wonderfully. The orange flavor didn't come out much for me. I wonder if maybe I used an orange that hadn't ripened enough and just didn't yet have a prominent orange flavor. But the fresh tomatoes and fresh green onion slices that I sprinkled on top at serving time (along with the great choice of herbs and other ingredients) really made this dish taste garden fresh. It's definitely a Keeper of a recipe and I'll definitely make this again but will tinker a bit to bring out the orange flavor a bit more. I thought maybe instead of the white wine I would try a shot or so of orange liqueur, to enhance the orange flavor in this dish. Maybe next time.
I did take note of Debbwi's review and halved the onions and omitted the sugar, but I still think it needs more orange flavor and it does not need the tomato. Perhaps replace the tomato with a whole orange and the sugar with orange marmalade. It was still good even if not very orangey.
This nice chicken came out tender with a nice onion flavor. While we enjoyed this DH felt the onion over powered the orange. Made as written using the fallowing options ketchup, the dry mustard (which would cut in half or leave out as it was a bit predominate) and last did use the sugar option, topping off with a bit of chopped chives also list as one of two toppings. Thanks for the post.