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Honey Orange Basil Chicken Recipe
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Honey Orange Basil Chicken

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"Very easy recipe. I catered an informal wedding for a friend and this was the main dish. It received rave reviews. Serve with rice medley and salad. Good recipe for working folks."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, mix the orange juice, oil, honey, parsley, basil, orange zest, salt, and pepper. Place chicken in the bag, seal, and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill for medium heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place the chicken on the grill, and discard marinade. Cook chicken 15 minutes, turning once, or until juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2004

I really enjoyed this chicken. I used fresh basil instead of dried and more fresh orange zest. I don't have a grill, so I baked this and then put it under the broiler to brown. Was very yummy. Terrific hot or cold. I can't stand to throw away marinade, so I boiled the remainder down to a glaze to serve with the chicken.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 05, 2009

Took another reviewer's advice and boiled the marinade to make a sauce. Would have been 2 stars without the sauce as the chicken was rather bland. Next time I have a craving for orangey sweet chicken, I'll make Rosemary Chicken with Orange-Maple Glaze from this site instead.

Jul 25, 2005

A perfect meal for summertime. I used more orange zest than the recipe called for, and I squeezed fresh oranges for the juice. This gave the recipe a punch of orange flavor. I also baked it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. So moist and tender! FYI: I just purchased a microplaner for zesting oranges, lemons, etc. - - what a fabulous tool. Gives you all the zest and essentials oils that recipes call for.

Aug 07, 2006

Loved the combo of ingredients, but desired a stronger flavor. Made it for a freezer meal swap and everybody liked it. I am going to take the recommmendation of a reviewer to use orange juice concentrate and fresh basil....and I love the idea of boiling down the marinate to make a glaze....I think those recommendations are exactly what it needs. I did like it enough to stick with it...I plan to make 3 batches to put in freezer storage bags tonight....easy pre-made meals to take camping!

Jun 02, 2005

Awesome, no changes necessary, but I do like a stronger basil flavor. Alternative for a stronger orange is to use 1/4 cup of frozen orange juice concentrate. Yum.

Aug 06, 2010

I didn't have time to marinade, so I just dumped all the ingredients in a frying pan and boiled the chicken in them, using extra OJ and a little water. When the chicken was done I took it out and added about 1-tsp cornstarch dissolved in water to the pan, and boiled the marinade into a sauce. The only changes I made were I used fresh basil and a fresh squeezed orange, and added another Tbsp honey. It was a very pretty, very easy, very yummy dish! Probably would have been bland without the sauce though.

Jul 28, 2007

Great recipe - used fresh basil a bit extra zest and added a pinch of paprika & red pepper flakes, and substtd. ex.vir.olive oil for veg oil - nice! Also great on fish, like tilapia!

Nov 26, 2005

This is an awesom recipe. With winter on the way I will try baking instead of grilling. I know it will be just as good.


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  • Calories
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 205 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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