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Honey Orange Basil Chicken

Honey Orange Basil Chicken


"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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8 h 30 m servings 211 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 205 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 54 Ratings

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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. T...

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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 ...

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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. T...

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 a...

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 ...

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.

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 an...

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!

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.

This was a very good recipe. The chicken was nice and juicy very flavorful. The only thing I will do differently is cut down on the orange, a little too much.

Very good! Served this to company and everyone liked it. I juiced one orange and marinated 2 chicken breasts cut in quarters. You can really taste the orange! I also added cilantro since our gar...

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