Sunday, May 31, 2009

What's Cooking Sunday: Orange Chicken / Roasted Vidalia Onions

Life is getting back to normal which, for me, means: "Stop eating comfort foods and go back to your diet!!!" These two recipes are very light and packed with savory flavors.

Roasted Smokey Orange Chicken
Serves 4
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

4 (5 oz) skinless chicken breast halves
salt and ground black pepper
1/2 C orange marmalade (of the "all fruit" variety)
1-1/2 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp liquid smoke

Line a shallow baking pan with tin foil. arrange chicken in pan and lightly season all over with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In small bowl, combine marmalade, soy sauce, and liquid smoke. Mix well and pour over chicken.

Roast for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Roasted Vidalia Onions
Serves 4
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

4 medium vidalias (2 lbs) peeled and cut into 8 wedges
Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 T balsamic vinegar

Arrange onions, flat side down, on jellyroll pan coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat onions with spray. Sprinkle seasonings over onions. Bake 30 minutes. Turn onions over and bake an additional 25 minutes. Spoon into serving dish and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.


Terri said...

Kate this looks gret! I was planning on having just plain old grilled chicken for dinner now I'll have to go to the market for the rest of your ingredients!!

Enjoy your day,

3rdEyeMuse said...

mhmm ... mouth watering and it isn't even noon, yet. :)

TattingChic said...

That looks absolutely delicious! I'm coming right over for dinner! ;)

Snap said...

Hi Kate,

I just bought a sack of Vidalia onions. Oh,boy! And the chicken looks wonderful, too!

Glad you are doing better.


lori vliegen said...

i must warn you, i could eat that entire bowl of roasted onions!! i'll bet the balsamic makes them taste even more delish! mmmmm....

lori :)

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

I'm not usually "big" on meat recipes that call for jams or jellies, but this one sounds intriguing. And the roast vidalia onions! mmmmm......

somepinkflowers said...


we are eating these---->
Vidalia Onions

almost every night
in some fashion!



did you know--->
eating onions makes you healthy,
and multi~talented?


i made up the last part

but still..........

rochambeau said...

Love Vidalia onions! So sweet, so wonderful. You dinner looked yummie Kate!