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.

Marinate

90

Minutes

Prep

Cook

80

Minutes

Servings

8

 

Calories

530

 

Protein

38g

 

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

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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.

Nutritional Information

Calories530
Fat33g
Saturated Fat8g
Sodium1400mg
Carbohydrates19g
Sugars17g
Protein38g

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