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Honey-Spiced Chicken with Orange Sauce

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6

Create a classic delicious Jewish chicken dish with traditional use of honey. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
95mg
31%
Sodium
590mg
24%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
17g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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