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Cooking With Joy: Orange Chicken

orange chicken


This sweet and sticky glaze lives up to it's name. Just from the prep of this marinade alone the stickiness comes through. From cutting up the lemons and limes to scraping the orange marmalade out of the jar, the stickiness was everywhere! I opted to use a whole chicken cut in eighths rather then the drumsticks alone since our family likes tops and bottoms.

I am usually not one to obsess over wings. But let me tell you- the glaze on the wings is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!! It was great on the rest of the chicken too. The crispiness of the skin of these wings made me want to keep eating them.

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I was so sad there were only two wings on the whole chicken, so I decided to repeat this recipe the next week with a family pack of wings. This time there was plenty for everyone to enjoy. I let the wings marinade in the fridge for a few hours and then baked at 400 for 25 minutes. Then I transferred the wings to a cooking tray and broiled them on high for five minutes on each side to get them nice and crispy. Before serving I dunked the wings back in the marinade to coat, and boy did they taste good! After a brief wing eating tutorial our 6 year old got in on the action too. It is such a nice feeling making a meal that the whole family enjoys!