Orange Chicken, a tasty, simple dish.
21 June 2011 in Uncategorized
Regular readers will know that I have long been a Lynn Bedford-Hall aficionado, I got my first book of hers back in 19*mumble* and she has guided me through many a dinner party.
You can see the use they have had, one has lost it’s cover completely, way back then they were the princely sum of R4.95 each. I use her books ( I think I have nearly all of them) constantly, I consult them far more than the pricey Nigella or Jamie tomes. If you don’t have any of her books, do yourself a favour and look out for them. I do prefer her earlier books as her humour comes through, I still smile when I see the recipe for Baked Avocado, after the title she says “yes you can!”
This is an easy, tasty dish and oranges are cheap at the moment so don’t be tempted to use Liquidfruit or the like.
1.4 kg Chicken pieces
½ onion chopped
250 ml chicken stock
250 ml fresh orange juice
25 ml honey
2 ml dried thyme
2 ml ground ginger
1ml, no more, finely grated orange rind
Brown the chicken and the onion in a little oil (I like to remove the skins) and place in an ovenproof dish. (LBH leaves the onions behind in her recipe….I say waste not, want not!)
Whisk the remaining ingredients together and pour over the chicken
Bake uncovered @ 160 for 30 minutes.
Turn pieces, raise heat to 180 and bake 35 mins longer.
Now put chicken onto a serving platter and keep warm.
Pour gravy into a pan and reduce by fast boiling it till syrupy.
When nicely thickened pour over the chicken and serve.
Opps, I nearly forgot, Tandy issued a challenge to cook with oranges and honey, this is my contribution.