Overall, this was a great weeknight dinner when you're in a hurry. I served it with sweet potato fries on the side. It did taste to me like it was lacking a bit of flavor, although I forgot to salt & pepper my chicken before cooking. I also cooked these in a wok on the stove top instead of on the grill. I poured the marinade in with the chicken and let it cook in that. The glaze did turn out really nicely. I would probably make this again in a hurry. You could prep a lot beforehand.
Grilled Orange Chicken Fingers
From EatingWell: EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)
The simple, sweet orange glaze for the chicken can be whipped up fast; marinating time is just 15 minutes and the marinade caramelizes deliciously on the grill. Serve this with carrot sticks and baked potato wedges, tossed with herbs and olive oil.
5 Reviews for Grilled Orange Chicken Fingers
I used real fresh squeezed orange juice, approx. 1/2 of a cup (juice from 1 orange), instead of the very small amount called for in the recipe. If you have oranges lying, I would recommend that instead of the orange concentrate. You could definitely taste the orange when we cooked it. Also, I used some of the marinade for tofu (because I am a vegetarian) and the tofu tasted delicious!
I found this recipe to be weak in flavor; the orange juice didn't seem to come through much at all.
This was a fast and easy recipe made with ingredients I had on hand. Everyone enjoyed it although the kids said it was a little spicy (?) I think it was the pepper. I added less than the recipe called for because I thought 1/4 tsp was a lot. My husband and I thought it was fine. If you are making this for kids you might want to tone down on the pepper.
I don't know if I would focus on the "Orange" in the title. This is more of a honey mustard grilled chicken. Still tasty, but the orange flavor barely shines through. I did use 1 1/2 tablespoons of orange juice concentrate straight out of the frozen can, so I did follow the recipe exactly.
I still enjoy the marinade.
Also the calorie count on this is lower than it shows. You don't end up using all the marinade. So if you're calorie conscious, I wouldn't focus on the stats listed. It's assuming your chicken had all the marinade integrated into it. Which it won't.