Sweet Citrus-Glazed Chicken

Sweet and savory. Turn ordinary chicken quarters into a zesty meal the whole family will enjoy. Marinate your chicken with the sweet-tangy sauce and serve it up over cooked couscous and green beans to complete your meal.

PREP
20
Minutes
COOKING
80
Minutes
MARINATE
90
Minutes
SERVES
8
People
CALORIES
530
Per Serving
PROTEIN
38
Grams

Ingredients

4 Sanderson Farms®Chicken Leg Quarters

1½ cups orange juice, divided

3 Tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

2 Tablespoons olive oil

4 teaspoons olive oil

3 Tablespoons grated orange zest, divided

4 teaspoons salt, divided

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

cooked couscous (serving suggestion)

cooked green beans (serving suggestion)

lemon, lime and orange zests for garnish

Directions

1. In a small bowl, combine ½ cup orange juice, rice vinegar, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 2 Tablespoons orange zest and 2 teaspoons salt.

2. Combine chicken and marinade in a sealable plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate 1½ hours, turning occasionally.

3. Preheat oven to 425°F.

4. Remove chicken from marinade and place on an oiled rack on a small baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

5. Bake, covered, in preheated 425°F oven 30 minutes.

6. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes.

7. While chicken bakes, combine 1 cup orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, 1 Tablespoon orange zest, 2 teaspoons salt, black pepper and 4 teaspoons olive oil in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes to make a glaze.

8. After baking chicken 1 hour, brush chicken with glaze and cook an additional 15-20  minutes, or until chicken is to an internal temperature of 190°F.

9. Serve with cooked couscous and green beans. Garnish chicken with lemon, lime and orange zests.

10. TIP: Garnish your plate with something colorful like lemon, lime or orange zest to step it up a notch. You're minutes away from turning your Sweet Citrus Glazed Chicken into a photo-worthy meal your guests will never forget.

NUTRITION FACTS

Calories

530

Fat

33g

Saturated Fat

8g

Sodium

1400mg

Carbohydrate

19g

Sugars

17g

Protein

38g