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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hot and Sweet Orange Glazed Chicken Tenders





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a blissfully simple meal that I occasionally make for the Silver Fox when I'm pressed for time and have to get dinner on the table quickly. It requires a handful of ingredients that I usually have in the pantry, and I keep a package of tenders in the freezer just for those nights when I need a dinner that is fast and easy to prepare. While this is a simple recipe, the chicken is delicious and looks good enough to serve to guests. Pepper jelly is the base of the pan sauce that is used to glaze the chicken and it adds kick and color to what would otherwise be a bland dish. I like to serve these tenders and their sauce with a quick side of rice or couscous. I have an arsenal of thirty minute meals, but this one is one of my favorites. The sauce gets me every time. I hope you'll give it a try. Here's how the chicken is made.

Hot and Sweet Orange Glazed Chicken Tenders...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
1-1/4 lbs chicken tenderloins
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons green onions or shallots, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons pepper jelly
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced

Directions:

1) Combine flour, salt and pepper on a plate and stir with a fork to combine. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
2) Lightly dredge chicken in flour. Working in two batches, add tenderloins to pan and cook until they are light golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
3) Lower heat and add onions and garlic to pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add orange juice and pepper jelly, stirring until jelly melts and mixture is well combined. Stir in red bell pepper.
4) Return chicken to pan, turning pieces several times to coat with sauce. Cover and cook until sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately: Yield: 4 servings.







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23 comments :

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy looking tenders with delicious glaze...Perfect for quick meals...

Life's a shoe said...

yum! and sounds easy to make!

Veronica Miller said...

Oooh I love the idea of using hot pepper jelly for the sauce! Brilliant! Is your jelly green or red?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a great meal, I know I'd love it:@)

Daniela said...

Fabulous chicken prepared in this way. Have a nice day.
Daniela.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

"Blissfully simple" ... I am all in.

Fondly,
Glenda

Kim Garceau said...

This looks great, Mary! Recipes like this one, we never have to much!!!

Sutapa said...

This recipe is easy and toooo yummmy.....love to try!

Jenn said...

This sounds so delicious... I am a sucker for orange chicken though. And I love seeing pepper jelly in the recipe... it's not used enough in cooking!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love pepper jelly, and this sounds like a great way to use it. Thanks.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow healthy recipe,luks delicious...

What's Baking?? said...

a lovely and satisfying meal, Mary. Have a blessed day!

Priya said...

Such a beautiful spread,looks fabulous.

Pondside said...

I have a lot of catching up to do! Looking at the ingredient list, this would be perfect for a busy work night. I always have all the ingredients except for the green onions or shallots - easy enough to pick up.

Cheah said...

Yummy chicken dish .... will go well with white rice!

Lori E said...

This is a good one to pass on to my son. Mine may look a little odd because my pepper jelly is green.

Fuat Gencal said...

Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

Saygılar.

Eileen said...

Sounds great. I'm sure my fiancé would love it.

sweetcarolinescooking.com said...

I'm all about simple dinner dishes--gets the food on the table faster! This chicken sounds delicious and I'm loving that sauce. x

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

This is a great dish to have up ones sleeve! love the pepper jelly :)
Mary x

teresa said...

oooh, i have GOT to try this, it looks and sounds wonderful!

mia xara said...

Looks great, Mary..I've never tried pepper jelly..My taste buds are very interested..lol..Have a great day!

Nammi said...

Love the delicious sauce!. Cant wait to give a atry! have a nice week end

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