By Allen Putt
This a recipe that could be modified to be more oriental if you wish. There are some really good spices off the shelf at the grocery store. You can add the spices to the orange sauce to enhance your culinary experience.
Sometimes I like to try recipes that are different from most of the ordinary recipes. This is a good recipe to break out of the everyday cooking. It is easy to prepare and I have cut back the portions for 2 servings, if you wish to increase the servings just double the recipe.
So here we go:
1 - 6 ounce package of Long grain/Wild Rice(your choice) Cook the rice according to directions and to spice up the flavor substitute chicken broth for water.
4 - pieces of chicken(2 breasts/2 leg quarters) your pick. Place chicken in baking pan, baste with butter(1-2 tablespoons) add a little salt and pepper and cook in oven @ 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Take 1 tablespoon of butter add 1/3 cup of orange marmalade and 1/4 cup of frozen orange juice concentrate combine in small saucepan. Heat to a boil remove from heat. In a cup take 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch and dissolve with 2 tablespoons of cool water and pour into the sauce pan. This will thicken the orange sauce. At this point if you wanted to add nuts(sliced walnuts,pecans or almonds) about 1/4 cup. You could instead dice onions, pepper or others you prefer.
Take cooked rice and put into baking dish, place the chicken on top and pour your sauce on top of the chicken. Put in oven and continue to cook uncovered for about 15 minutes or until top of chicken turns brown. Take from oven and enjoy the flavor of orange.
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