chicken recipe calls for 2tbs. thawed frozen O J --
I never use frozen juice-what can I use instead?
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fresh orange juice
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Yes, fresh orange juice. And a little orange zest, too.
I think drbabs' suggestion to add zest is a good one. Frozen OJ is concentrated so fresh OJ, while tastier to drink is not as strong a flavor as the recipe writer probably desired. Zest would provide that.
Take 1/4 c orange juice and boil it down to 2 tbsp, that will concentrate the flavor and thicken it. Use the smallest pot you have, and low heat so it doesn't burn.