Sunday, July 30, 2006

Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken

This is another recipe from Leanne Ely's Book Saving Dinner. It was a winner. Sean loved it because it was topped with fresh cilantro. Otherwise, I think he would have thought it was pretty ho-hum. Fresh herbs make such a huge difference! Personally, I thought it was a great recipe, and my children liked it, too. Of course Hypatia picked off the cilantro and onions that topped it.

When a recipe calls for whole chicken breasts, I usually cut the breasts into strips. I find that the whole breasts are too big for one person anyway. I used two large breast halves for this recipe. Other than that,I followed the recipe exactly.

Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Salt and pepper to taste
cilantro, chopped
green onions, chopped

In a small bowl, combine honey, orange juice, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

In a skilllet, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat, add chicken, salt and pepper to taste, and brown, about 4 minutes on each side.

Add honey mixture to the skillet and cook, turning to thoroughly coat the chicken. Cook 2 more minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.

Tp serve, place chicken on plate, spoon sauce over the top and sprinkle with cilantro and green onions.

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