Bittersweet Grand Marnier Chicken

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • 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).

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  1. 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!


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