Orange Marmalade Glazed Chicken

One could find it very easy to get very bored with chicken.  Some weeks we eat chicken so much it feels like I am turning into a chicken.  But then there’s the days when you try something that you like and so you try a variation on it.  The concept is simple – sear the chicken, mix up a little sauce to go over the top and finish in the oven.  I love cooking chicken like this because you get the crispy outside from searing it, but you don’t really have to pay attention to it as it finishes in the oven.

And while this sauce may not be the healthiest sauce I could come up with, it sure tastes good…in moderation.

Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.  Sear on both sides for about 4 minutes.

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Flip and sear the other side for about 4 more minutes.

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In a bowl, mix cream, orange marmalade and brown mustard.

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Until completely combined.

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Pour sauce over chicken.

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Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes until chicken is cooked-through.

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Enjoy!  Goes great over rice with balsamic roasted asparagus!

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Recipe:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup orange marmalade
2 Tablespoons brown mustard (any kind)

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.  Sear for about 4 minutes on each side in an oven-proof frying pan.  Meanwhile, mix the cream, marmalade, and mustard in a small bowl.  Pour sauce over chicken and place in a 375 degree oven for about 15 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked completely through.

Enjoy!

Caroline