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Honey Orange Basil Chicken

Honey Orange Basil Chicken

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Very easy recipe. I catered an informal wedding for a friend and this was the main dish. It received rave reviews. Serve with rice medley and salad. Good recipe for working folks.

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  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 205 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, mix the orange juice, oil, honey, parsley, basil, orange zest, salt, and pepper. Place chicken in the bag, seal, and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill for medium heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place the chicken on the grill, and discard marinade. Cook chicken 15 minutes, turning once, or until juices run clear.
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I really enjoyed this chicken. I used fresh basil instead of dried and more fresh orange zest. I don't have a grill, so I baked this and then put it under the broiler to brown. Was very yummy. Terrific hot or cold. I can't stand to throw away marinade, so I boiled the remainder down to a glaze to serve with the chicken.


A perfect meal for summertime. I used more orange zest than the recipe called for, and I squeezed fresh oranges for the juice. This gave the recipe a punch of orange flavor. I also baked it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. So moist and tender! FYI: I just purchased a microplaner for zesting oranges, lemons, etc. - - what a fabulous tool. Gives you all the zest and essentials oils that recipes call for.

Awana Mama

Loved the combo of ingredients, but desired a stronger flavor. Made it for a freezer meal swap and everybody liked it. I am going to take the recommmendation of a reviewer to use orange juice concentrate and fresh basil....and I love the idea of boiling down the marinate to make a glaze....I think those recommendations are exactly what it needs. I did like it enough to stick with it...I plan to make 3 batches to put in freezer storage bags tonight....easy pre-made meals to take camping!