Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Orange Molasses Fried Chicken

Orange Molasses Fried Chicken

     It was one of those weeks where I had to use up what I had in the fridge. I had many oranges that I had already removed the peels for making homemade Arancello, so in order to keep them fresh I needed to eat them all or use them for something. I was craving fried chicken so decided to combine the two into an interesting fried chicken dish. Orange Molasses Fried Chicken.


  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Flour for dredging
  • 3 oranges juiced
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • Oil
  • Salt/pepper

1. I prefer to soak my chicken in a salt and water solution overnight brining them so they come out much more juicier and tasty.

2. Toss the chicken in a plastic bag with the flour to coat.

3. Pour enough vegetable oil in a pan over medium high heat to fry the chicken in.

4. Gently fry the chicken on both sides just until golden brown. Remove and let drain on a paper towel lined plate.

5. Preheat oven  to 350. Place chicken on a baking sheet and place in oven to cook through about 15 min.

6. Meanwhile juice the 3 oranges and combine with the molasses.

7. After about 15 min of the chicken cooking, brush  the orange/molasses glaze over each chicken on both sides. Let cook another  5 minutes in oven.

8. Brush more of the sauce over the chicken and let cook another 5 minutes. Remove and serve.

     It is at this point you should have a crunchy and sticky coating to the chicken breasts. So delicious and interesting that you will be making this again real soon.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Serves: 2

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