Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Orange BBQ Chicken

I ask you, who doesn’t love a delicious piece of barbecued chicken, cooked to smoky perfection on the grill? The recipe I’m sharing today puts a spin on traditional BBQ chicken by adding the flavors of orange and honey. It’s smoky, sweet, tangy perfection.

The boys and I liked this way more than Joe did, to be completely honest. He’s not a huge fan of citrus in savory dishes (or lemon in just about anything, including sweets, because he’s insane), so he thought this was way too orange-y. The boys and I loved it, though, and I will definitely be making it again.

Orange BBQ Chicken
adapted from Sweet Peas and Pumpkins

Juice of 2 oranges (about 1/3 cup)
Zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts

1. In a glass 9 x 13 dish or large bowl, mix all ingredients except the chicken. Stir well to fully combine. Add the chicken and move around in the dish or bowl to ensure total coating. Marinate at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.

2. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill. Cook chicken until completely cooked through, brushing with additional marinade while grilling.


Carrie said...

This looks great. I love the combo of BBQ and orange.

Faith said...

looks and sounds incredible!

Anonymous said...

Cassie, we made this tonight and it was soo good! I think your comment about Joe being insane was so hilarious! :o)

Anonymous said...

This looks fabulous! We're trying it this weekend.