Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Orange Balsamic Glazed Chicken

It seems you can never have enough options for making chicken – am I right?  The best part about this recipe is that it’s quick and a break from the norm.  The glaze has just enough of a sweet taste and a bit of savoriness (word??) to keep things interesting...and who doesn’t love interesting AND delicious meals?

½ cup orange marmalade, like Simply Fruit
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 T good olive oil
1 tsp dried sage
2 T shallots, chopped
4 medium-sized boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp sea salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Preheat grill to med/high heat.

Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt and pepper onto both sides of the chicken. 

In a small saucepan, combine marmalade, vinegar, olive oil, dried sage and shallots.  Simmer about 3 minutes over med/low heat, stirring occasionally.  Remove about 1/2 of the sauce to a small bowl, and set aside.  Keep the rest of the sauce warming in the saucepan.

Place the chicken onto the hot grill and cook the first side for about 5 minutes.  Flip the chicken over and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. 

Before removing the chicken, baste it with the sauce that you previously set aside.  Flip and baste the other side being sure to let the glaze grill a little bit.

Remove the chicken and serve with the remaining sauce.

I served ours with rice and veggies.  Soo yummy!

I'd love to hear from you - let me know what you think!

(Please note that the calories below factor in the sauce ingredients; the amount will be adjusted depending on how much is consumed.)

Serves 4
Calories 234 / Carbs 25g / Fat 9g / Protein 15g / Fiber 0g / Sodium 295mg

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