Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunburst Oranges: Fourth of July Recipe

As we get ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday our thoughts may be turning to what we are eating this weekend.  If you are like most of us we planning a barbeque and that just may include ribs.  We think that nothing is better than an orange infused recipe for this barbeque chicken classic. Sweet and tangy is the way to go.


1/2 cup freshly squeezed Sunburst Orange juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 (4 pound chicken) cut into 10 pieces

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1/4 cup Sunburst Oranges honey
1/4 cup freshly squeezed Sunburst Orange Juice
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon allspice


Mix the orange juice, olive oil, hot sauce, mustard, and orange zest together in a large bowl. Add the chicken (pat dry with paper towel) and toss to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight in the refrigerator.

Prepare the grill to medium direct heat. Let chicken come to room temperature before grilling.

Drain the chicken from the marinade and pat dry. Grill on each side for 5 minutes, then turn the heat to medium-low and cover the lid of the grill. Continue cooking the chicken until it's cooked through, about 25 minutes more.

While the chicken is grilling, melt the butter in a small saucepan on the grill. Whisk in the honey, orange juice, BBQ sauce, zest, mustard and allspice. Reserve some of the glaze in a small ramekin for serving.

Brush the chicken pieces with glaze, then flip the chicken, glaze side down, and cook for 2 minutes. Brush second side of the chicken with glaze and flip again. Continue cooking for 3 more minutes. Remove the chicken from grill to a platter and serve with reserved glaze. 

Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Preparation: 20 minutes
Inactive: 1 hour
Cooking: 35 minutes

Makes 4 servings - Skill Level: Easy

If you are looking for the perfect wholesome vitamin packed gift for a business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257

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