Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 20 mins
Impera_Magna led me to this recipe when I was looking for a citrus chicken dish like one I'd had at a Thai restaurant. While this was nothing like the restaurant dish, it was very tasty and the family loved it! The recipe is from Nikibone.com, which has many recipes that look worth trying! I have not browsed the rest of the site. Cooking time includes two hours of marinating time.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Between two layers of plastic wrap, pound chicken breasts with meat mallet to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch. Place chicken in large, self sealing plastic bag.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon zest, orange zest, garlic, chives, salt, pepper, lime juice, lemon juice, honey and balsamic vinegar.
- Pour into bag, over chicken. Close bag securely and turn to distribute marinade.
- Refrigerate at least 2 hours or as long as 24 hours, turning occasionally.
- Remove chicken from bag. Shake excess marinade into bag and reserve.
- In large, heavy, nonstick skillet over high heat, warm oil.
- Saute chicken until browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
- Lower heat to medium and continue cooking until chicken is done, about 2 more minutes per side.
- Transfer to serving platter and cover to keep warm.
- Pour reserved marinade into skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Scrape the bottom of pan with a wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits.
- Add any liquid that has collected around chicken and let mixture boil for 2 minutes, until slightly thickened and reduced.
- Stir in cream; cook for another minute. Pour hot sauce over chicken breasts.
- Garnish with slices of lime, lemon or orange. Serve with rice or couscous, a green salad or vegetable and sliced mangoes for dessert.
Flavorful Chicken that is really moist. The citrus is the star of this show. My DBF had to ask what type of meat it was because it was so tender. I reduced this to one large half breast and he preferred his without the sauce and I liked mine with it! Another keeper for sure! PAC '08