Baked Israeli Chicken in Citrus Juice

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Author Notes: I have eliminated the preserved kumquats that are listed as an ingredient in the original recipe, and added other citrus components to add a zesty, tangy flavor. This dish is easy to prepare, and you can change up the ratios of citrus you use to get the flavor you prefer. Bevi

Serves 4 portions

  • 2 Chicken Breasts (skins left on), split
  • 1 Pink or White Grapefruit
  • 4 Oranges that are juicy
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  1. Juice all the citrus and pour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the honey to the citrus juices; mix well with a whisk to incorporate all the honey into the juice.
  3. Add the crushed red pepper to the honey and citrus marinade.
  4. Place the chicken breasts skin side down into a 9" x 13" baking dish. Pour the citrus marinade over the chicken, and refrigerate for 1 or 2 hours.
  5. Place the breasts in their marinade in a preheated 375-degree oven.
  6. Baste one or twice. After 20 minutes, turn the breasts over so the skin side is facing up.
  7. Continue to baste several times; after another 20 minutes, the skins should be nicely browned. At this point, remove from oven and place the chicken breasts on a platter. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  8. Pour the hot marinade in a saute pan over high heat. Add 1/4 cup sherry if you choose. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and cover.
  9. Check the sauce and stir occasionally. The sauce should reduce to a syrupy consistency.
  10. Plate the chicken on a bed of Israeli couscous, regular couscous, or quinoa. Pour half the sauce over the chicken, and serve the remainder of the sauce on the side.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This sounds great, I have never seen this recipe before. I love chicken with citrus. I'm going to give this a try, I love couscous and think its perfect with the chicken.

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over 4 years ago checker

This sounds like such a simple and delicious dish. I will have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

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over 4 years ago Bevi

Thanks checker! I love to mix up the citrus ratios, and lately have used tangerines, cuties, and blood oranges.

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about 5 years ago lapadia

Love the flavors, saved the recipe!