Saturday, October 24, 2009

* A Delicious Autumn Dinner *

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Chicken with Honey-Orange Sauce


Ingredients:

2 navel oranges

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (about 1 1/4 lbs.), trimmed and tenders removed

1 cup chicken broth

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 cup white cooking wine

1/2 cup golden raisins

2 tablespoons honey

1 3-inch cinnamon stick

1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted


1. Zest and juice one orange. Remove the skin and white pith from the other orange, then halve and slice. Reserve zest and juice separately from the orange slices.

2. Combine flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in shallow dish. Dredge chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess. Transfer the remaining flour to a small bowl, add broth and whisk to combine.

3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to plate. Add wine to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add the flour-broth mixture, the reserved orange zest and juice, raisins, honey, cinnamon stick and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and cook, turning the chicken once or twice, until an instant-red thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 165 degrees F and the sauce has thickened--10-12 minutes.

4. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Discard the cinnamon stick. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and garnish with the reserved orange slices and almonds. ENJOY!
(As you can see, we didn't use any almonds.)

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Sides

Sweet potatoes just wrapped in foil and baked in the oven. Afterward we melted some butter and added some honey and brown sugar with it to glaze over the potatoes. Yum!

Squash and zucchini sauteed together with some chopped onion and seasoning.
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We cooked this meal a couple of weeks ago. We all liked the chicken, but we accidently didn't cook the sweet potatoes long enough... so we weren't too crazy about them! They weren't very soft. We really enjoyed the squash, though!
Anyway, I thought this was an interesting dinner meal. Hope you all are enjoying your autumn suppers! :)

9 comments:

Haley said...

That looks really good, Taylor! I think the squash and zucchini look especially good. :)

Love,
Haley

Lindsay said...

Oh, that chicken looks really yummy, Taylor!!! I love sweet potatoes, when they're cooked enough, of course. ;) The squash looks good too!

~ Love,
Lindsay

Taylor said...

Thank you both for commenting! The squash is actually my favorite part of the whole meal, lol! And what's funny is my mom is making some for lunch right now... Mmmm! :)

~Love,
Taylor

HsKubes' Gal said...

This recipe looks very delicious! I agree with the others, the squash looks very yummy as well!
I hope you enjoy your week.
~Alexandra

Taylor said...

Thank you, Alexandra! I hope you enjoy your week as well!

~Taylor

Anonymous said...

I have a recipie that I am gonna try nexy week using orange marmalade, i will let you know how it goes. I made 3 meat chili & 3 meat spaggetti sause yesterday & homemade bread, which by the way is so ez. Who doesn't love meat & bread??
Kat

Taylor said...

I know I do!!! :) Can't wait to hear how the marmalade turns out... I bet that spaghetti sauce and chili were really good with your "ez" bread!! ;) You might have to share that recipe with us!

~Taylor

Joëlle said...

hey taylor, how are you?

I think i'm going to try the recipe.
thank you for sharing that with us, I really appreciate it!

God bless?

Taylor said...

Hi Joelle,
I'm doing good! I'm glad you want to try out this recipe... hope you like it! :)

God bless,
~Taylor