still around...

i'm still around... i've been feeling very busy lately, but when i think back i can't think of anything that i've actually been doing. i had the flu, so that had me in bed for awhile. i've been trying to eat well and exercise more, so i suppose that's taking up some of my time as well. anyway.. i've got a couple recipes that i tried out pre-flu that i haven't posted yet-

this is also a recipe from the BHG easy dinners healthy recipes book. i've already made this chicken again to put on a salad - it's fantastic on a salad. it's actually on the menu for this week too! i put the orange juice concentrate into another container and scoop out the 2Tbs for the recipe and leave the rest in the freezer, so now i have it on hand and it's an easy way to make yummy chicken. the salad i did was spinach, lettuce, tangerine chunks, tomato, walnuts, homemade croutons and the pieces of glazed chicken. so good.

Molasses-Orange-Glazed Chicken

Orange juice concentrate and molasses dress up chicken with a rich golden finish and a subtle citrus flavor.

Prep: 5 minutes
Broil: 12 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound total) or 8 small skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • hot cooked spinach fettuccine or plain fettuccine (optional)
  • orange peel strips* (optional)
  1. For glaze, in a small bowl stir together orange juice concentrate, molasses, and onion powder.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 6 minutes. Brush with some of the glaze. Turn chicken; brush with remaining glaze. Broil for 6 to 9 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. If desired, serve with fettuccine and garnish with orange peel strips.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 160 calories, 3 g total fat, 59 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 22 g protein.

*Note: For orange peel strips, use a vegetable peeler to cut thin strips of peel from the surface of an orange. Make sure to remove only the orange part of the peel.

sleeping oscar


--r said...

i love your food posts, but i love your photos of oscar even more. i want to put kisses on those cheeks.

mom h said...

Looks like he polished his halo before he passed out. ;-)