16 January 2011

Recipe: Orange Honey Chicken Breasts

1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed, undiluted
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon thyme
5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup melted butter

Place a sheet of waxed paper on a large cookie sheet.

Combine orange juice and honey in a shallow dish; set aside.

Mix breadcrumbs, flour, paprika, and thyme in a separate bowl; set aside.

Brush chicken breasts with melted butter. Roll chicken in honey mixture, then in crumbs.

Place each coated chicken piece on the wax paper, not touching other chicken parts. Drizzle remaining butter over chicken. Flash freeze until firm then remove to freezer bag.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place frozen chicken pieces on an greased baking sheet.

Bake frozen chicken 30 to 45 minutes until thickest part is no longer pink and juices run clear.


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