Peanut Powered Recipes

Orange-Peanut Honeyed Chicken

  • 3 whole unskinned chicken breasts, split
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 4 Tbsp. mild honey
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped scallions
  • 6 cups cooked wild rice mixture (prepared by package instructions)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped honey roasted hulled peanuts
  • sprigs of fresh mint or basil or parsley

Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp. white wine or water
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced orange zest
  • 2 large oranges, peeled and sectioned

Orange-Peanut Honeyed Chicken
In a large heavy skillet, over medium-high heat, brown the chicken (skin side down first) in butter on both sides. Add orange juice concentrate, honey, onions, and salt to taste; stir well to combine. Cover loosely, reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from the pan and arrange over cooked rice on a warmed serving platter; keep warm, reserve drippings.

Stir the wine into the flour and whisk. Add mixture to the reserved pan drippings and cook, stirring constantly over medium heat, until thickened. Add the zest and orange sections and heat through. Spoon over chicken and rice. Garnish with chopped peanuts and sprigs of fresh herbs. ENJOY!

Yield: Serves 6

Recipe by:
Diane Halferty
Corpus Christi, TX

Recipe Courtesy of the Plains Peanut Festival Recipe Contest