Chicken: Orange Chicken Veronique

posted by techgoddess 03-30-101 8:37 AM

Orange Chicken Veronique

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 bone-in whole chicken breasts (10 to 12 oz. each), split in half, skin removed
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup halved seedless green grapes
1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

* Veronique is a term used to describe dishes garnished with grapes, usually seedless green grapes.
Makes 6 servings

Place oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet. Heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, or just until browned on both sides. Drain excess oil from skillet.

Add juice, wine, sugar, salt, marjoram and pepper to skillet. Cover. Reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, or until meat near bone is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Remove chicken from skillet and place on serving platter. Cover to keep warm. Set aside. Using whisk, stir cornstarch mixture into skillet. Add grapes and peel. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes, or until sauce is thickened and translucent, stirring constantly. Spoon over chicken.

Nutrition Facts:Serving Size: 1 breast half (136 g) Servings: 6

Calories: 164; Calories from fat: 41; Total Fat 5g; Total Carbohydrate 9g; Saturated Fat 1g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Cholesterol 55mg; Sugars 8g; Sodium 135mg; Protein 21g

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