Monday, November 7, 2011

Marmalade Chicken

So tonight we decided to cook Marmalade Chicken, I found the recipe on a Eating well website and its very low in calories but sounded really tasty, and for a side, since we still have some brussel sprouts left in the four pounds we bought we decided to have sauteed brussels, onions and zucchini for a side.

First gather all the ingredients:

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade (i used just a tad more like 2 and a half tablespoons cause i like sweet :) )
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, (we used two large chicken breasts and cut them into three's)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest (did without this)

    Once you have all your ingredients measured out then you combine the broth, vinegar, marmalade, mustard, and cornstarch in a medium bowl like so......and whisk it

    Then prepare your chicken, cut it into strips if you have breasts and then salt and pepper each side like so....

    Heat 4 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

    Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and shallots to the pan and cook, stirring often, until beginning to brown, about 30 seconds.
    Whisk the broth mixture and add it to the pan. Bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; cook until the sauce is slightly reduced and thickened, 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

    Add the chicken; return to a simmer. Cook, turning once, until the chicken is heated through, about 1 minute.
    This is where you would remove from the heat and stir in orange zest, but i didnt add the orange zest and it turned out just as yummy :) we left this on the stove at low heat simmering while we chopped up our brussels onions and zucchini like so .....
    we then brought a sauce pan filled with water to a boil and softened the zuchinni and brussels, then we added a lil olive oil to another pan and sauteed the vegtables until they browned and softened a bit more.
    AND WHA LA....Marmalade chicken with sauteed vegetables....