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Simple Cooking: Barbecue Orange Chicken

By Caitlin Klein in Food on Dec 9, 2012 9:00PM

It’s getting to be that time of year when citrus starts to shine. Here is an easy recipe to use some of those lovely oranges and your favorite barbecue sauce. Try our Barbecue Orange Chicken as a quick weeknight meal.

Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup plus one tablespoon fresh orange juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon ground red pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
½ cup plus ¼ cup barbecue sauce

1. In the morning, before work (or whatever you’re up to these days), place the chicken breasts in a plastic resealable bag. Pour 1 cup orange juice in the bag to cover the chicken. Add salt, pepper, red pepper, and red pepper flakes. Add ½ cup barbecue sauce. Close the bag and shake to mix. Place the bag in the refrigerator.

2. When you’re ready to cook, remove the chicken breasts from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill the chicken breasts on medium heat until the meat is no longer pink and juices run clear.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the remaining 1 tablespoon of orange juice with the ¼ cup barbecue sauce. Brush the chicken breasts with barbecue sauce mixture and serve.