If you’re looking for a new way to cook your chicken for dinner tonight, this orange glazed recipe will do just the trick! Everyone is always looking for a fresh way to cook up a favorite on the menu. Serve it with this delicious wild rice salad as well for a complete meal!
Orange-Yuzu Glazed Chicken with Wild Rice Salad
Yield: 4 servings
- 2 tablespoons orange juice and grated zest of ½ orange
- 2 tablespoons yuzu juice or naturally brewed ponzu
- ½ cup honey
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ½ pound haricots verts, or regular string beans, stem-ends trimmed
- One 6-pound chicken, split, washed, and patted dry
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil
- 2 red onions, cut into 1-inch slices
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 2 cups cooked wild rice
- To make the glaze, combine the orange juice, yuzu juice, and honey in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Remove ¼ cup of the mixture to a second small bowl and set both bowls aside.
- Fill a large bowl with water and add ice. Cook the beans in abundant boiling water until tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes for haricots verts, 4 to 5 minutes for regular beans. Using a large strainer, transfer the beans to the ice water. When cold, drain the beans. If using regular beans, cut them into 1-inch lengths. Set the beans aside.
- Preheat the oven to 375F. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat the bottom. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and brown, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a platter and pour out all but 1 tablespoon of the fat. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions. Season with salt and pepper and sauté, stirring, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Return the chicken to the pan and brush with the glaze. Transfer to the oven, bake for 10 minutes, and brush again with the glaze. Return the pan to the oven and bake until the chicken is done, 20 to 25 minutes in all. Transfer the onions to a large bowl.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, blend the orange zest, mustard, the reserved ¼ cup brushing syrup and the yogurt.
- Add the rice and beans to the bowl with the onions. Add all but 2 tablespoons of the mustard-yogurt mixture and toss lightly. Season with salt and pepper.
- Carve the chicken. Transfer the rice salad to four individual plates and add a dollop of the remaining mustard-yogurt mixture to one side.