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Citrus Chicken with Orange Relish
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Citrus Chicken with Orange Relish

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Chicken breasts gets a double dose of flavor from an orange-thyme marinade, then a brown sugar-paprika rub. Serve with a fresh orange relish to adds a sweet note. Photo credit: Eva Kosmas from Adventures in Cooking.
  • 20m

    prep time

  • 17m

    Cook Time

  • 323


  • 14



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Citrus Chicken

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Thyme Leaves
  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Orange Relish

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 seedless oranges, peeled, sectioned and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ginger, Ground


  • For the Chicken, mix orange juice, oil and 1 teaspoon of the thyme in small bowl. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. For the Relish, mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix brown sugar, paprika, remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme and salt in small bowl. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Rub chicken evenly with paprika mixture. Place chicken on foil-lined baking pan.

  • Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Or, grill chicken over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through. Serve chicken with Orange Relish.

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