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Moroccan Chicken

  • 20 m
  • 5 h 10 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“Serve this slow-grilled chicken dinner over fluffy couscous or saffron rice. The chicken is low in calories and fat but rich in flavor. An easy side dish for this chicken is hot cooked couscous mixed with chopped zucchini and/or yellow summer squash and shredded carrot. Remember to add the carbs for the couscous mixture to your daily carb count.”

Ingredients

    • 2 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks), skinned
    • ½ cup orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
    • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • ⅛ teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 teaspoons orange juice

Directions

  • 1 Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag set in a deep dish. For marinade, in a small bowl, stir together the ½ cup orange juice, the olive oil, ginger, paprika, cumin, coriander, crushed red pepper, and salt. Pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together orange peel, honey, and the 2 teaspoons orange juice.
  • 3 Drain the chicken, discarding the marinade. Prepare grill for indirect grilling. Test for medium heat above pan. Place chicken, skinned sides up, on lightly greased grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until chicken is done (170°F for breast halves; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks); brush occasionally with honey mixture during the last 10 minutes of grilling.
  • Variation: Baking directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Place chicken, skinned sides up, in a shallow baking dish. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until chicken is done (170°F for breast halves; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks); brush occasionally with honey mixture during the last 10 minutes of baking.
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