A zesty twist on your standard chicken dinner.
This dish is easy but does require some patience as marinating time is key to give your chicken its best flavor.
It’s well worth the wait though, especially considering that this dish is low carb, lean and can easily be incorporated as a staple into any healthy balanced diet.
You’ll need the following:
- Three to four mid-sized chicken breasts (I used three)
- 1/4 cup orange juice (no sugar added – just the pure stuff if you can get it)
- 1/2 table spoon lemon juice
- 1/2 table spoon paprika (to taste as to your spice level)
- 1/4 table spoon tabasco (to taste as to your spice level)
- 1/2 table spoon stevia (you can use standard sugar if you prefer)
- 5 -6 table spoons of orange jam (with peel is fine – this is what I used and it added an nice sweet bite)
Once you have all your ingredients lined up this recipe is pretty straight forward.
With the exception of the chicken, pour all ingredients into a bowl.
Like the image below.
Then simply mix away until you are left with a somewhat pasty marinade.
Let this sit for a moment to let all the ingredients mix and mingle.
While that’s happening slice up your chicken breasts into cubes.
This will allow each piece to soak up as much sauce as possible.
Returning to the sitting marinade, dish out a small amount into a separate bowl (this will be your extra topping sauce).
Take your cubed chicken breasts and toss them into the bowl of your remaining marinade.
Let it sit and soak up the orangey goodness for at least 45 minutes.
In the meantime you can preheat your oven to 350F or 180C.
Now that its been at least 45 minutes use any sieve spoon to lift the chicken from the bowl and into your baking tray.
Your oven should now be ready as well so put your chicken straight in for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes you should notice a bit of excess water and sauce bubbling away – carefully remove the tray and gently drain as much excess liquid as you can.
Place the drained tray back into the oven for 10 more minutes.
Take a step back and admire your work.
Sweet, tangy, and everything but boring old chicken.
Top it with some of the extra marinade you set aside earlier, or even top your veggies with it if you like.