(originally made 5/2013)
Right before our annual trip to the sugarhouse, I start collecting
maple recipes. This one caught my eye and I filed it away, because
during maple time the grill was buried under 4 feet of snow.
Yesterday Jake and I raced to get this one put together and cooked
between rainstorms. Jake can be picky about ingredients and I thought
for sure he'd balk when he saw the mustard and the balsamic. I
separated the tenderloins and cooked those up for him, and he had them
gone almost before I got the rest of the chicken off the grill.
thought it was fantastic, as good as any chicken that we buy marinated
from the butcher shop. Nice balance of sweet citrus and tang from the
vinegar/mustard. I served it with some corn that I put directly onto
the grill. Tim said it reheated great and that always puts an extra
star on it for us because it means me not having to cook at 1am :)
I'm betting this would be equally good on grilled pork chops, or even to glaze kielbasa.
Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt -- divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper -- divided
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, syrup, vinegar, mustard,
1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil; cook until
liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Stir in basil and orange
peel. Remove from the heat; set aside.
Sprinkle chicken with
remaining salt and pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for
5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting
frequently with orange
juice mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Facts: 1 chicken breast half equals 240 calories, 4 g fat (1 g
saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 508 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate,
trace fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.
NOTES : http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Orange-Maple-Glazed-Chicken