Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Orange Chicken

Once again, I'm joining in to share a recipe for Frugal Upstate's Frugal Food Series.

This week the focus is on chicken.

Chicken leg quarters can be purchased fairly inexpensively (anywhere from $.29 to $.49 a pound is about the cheapest I've found them around here). This recipe from Taste of Home is a great way to use them! And it is nice enough to serve to guests! We love this chicken!

Talk about yummy...and inexpensive! Plus easy to make! Can't get much better than that.

Orange Chicken
Serves 4

4 chicken legs with thighs(3 1/2 pounds), skin removed
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon prepared mustard

Place chicken in single layer in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients. Brush over chicken; bake 15 minutes longer. Brush again; bake 10 minutes more or until juices run clear.

For more chicken recipes or to add one of your own favorites, head on over to Frugal Upstate!


Debbie J. said...

Thanks for your comment about "Time"! I'm glad you started your blog back up.

Your recipe sounds good and I usually have those ingredients on hand. I love recipes that I don't have to go out and buy ingredients. I have chicken legs in the freezer now that need to be eaten too!


Michele said...

This sounds delicious!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I really appreciated your comment. :)

Hope you have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Mary Ann,
You always share such yummy recipes! I can see how this is very frugal yet can be quite elegant for guests. I'm always looking for easy, healthy and yummy recipes so I won't be in the kitchen too long.

May I ask what side dishes you serve it with? Thank you for sharing.

Mary Ann said...

I usually serve this with a rice pilaf and a green salad. Sometimes homemade wheat rolls too.


Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Thanks so much for linking to this for the "Frugal Food Series: Chicken". It looks like a really nice recipe. My only problem is I never keep OJ on hand :)

suzof7 said...

This sounds absolutely terrific - I'll definitely have to try it!

suzof7 said...

Actually, I did try it - tonight! I had 4 chickens waiting to be dismembered and decided to give it a go.

Twas delicious!