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Honey-Spiced Chicken with Orange Sauce

Create a classic delicious Jewish chicken dish with traditional use of honey.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
2
medium onions, sliced
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon paprika
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
cup orange juice
1/4
cup honey
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
cup pitted ripe olives
1
tablespoon cold water
2
teaspoons cornstarch
Orange slices, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In deep 12-inch skillet or 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken pieces; cook about 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Place chicken in ungreased 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Top with onion slices. Sprinkle with salt, paprika and pepper. In small bowl, mix orange juice, honey, lemon juice, ginger and nutmeg; pour over chicken. Sprinkle olives over top. Cover with foil.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 60 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks).
  • 4 Arrange chicken, onions and olives on platter. Pour pan juices into 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling. In small bowl, mix water and cornstarch; stir into juices. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Garnish chicken with orange slices; serve with orange sauce.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

In Israel, as in much of the Middle East, honey is an ingredient used to signal festive occasions, to celebrate the sweetness of life or of a new year.

Serve this chicken with a side of couscous or rice and fresh green beans.

Paprika is a spice made from grinding dried fruits such as bell pepper and chili peppers and is used to add flavor and color.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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