Saturday, August 29, 2009

Orange Chili Chicken Breasts

It's not exactly traditional orange chicken, but it's just as delicious. Marinating the chicken for at least 4 hours helps to keep the chicken moist, tender and loaded with flavor. You can adjust how spicy it is by adding more or less chili powder and cayenne pepper.


Orange Chili Chicken Breasts

4 boneless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder.
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, mix orange juice, oil, chili powder, orange peel, garlic, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Pour all but 1/4 cup of marinade in a large resealable, plastic bag or glass dish. Add chicken and turn several times to coat. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade and pour reservered mixtue over chicken breasts. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time, until cooked through.

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