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Gold Coin Chicken

No recipe image available.This terrific recipe for Gold Coin Chicken was submitted by Betty Noel of Spokane, Washington.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup golden molasses
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons finely minced onion
1 tablespoon freshly grated gingerroot
2 cups carrots, peeled and cut in 1/4 inch rounds
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Parsley sprigs for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large skillet, place butter and melt over medium heat. Add chicken, sprinkle with salt, garlic powder and pepper and cook about 8 minutes or until chicken is brown on all sides. Remove chicken to 7x10-inch baking pan in single layer.
  2. To skillet, add molasses, orange juice, onion and gingerroot. Stir until heated through and well blended. Brush mixture generously over chicken, cover and bake in 375°F (190°C) oven 30 minutes.
  3. In medium saucepan, place a small amount of water and carrots. Cover and steam about 5 minutes or until crispy tender. Drain.
  4. Baste chicken again with molasses-orange glaze, return to oven uncovered and bake about 10 minutes more or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.
  5. Add drained carrots to skillet and stir gently until carrots are well coated with glaze.
  6. To serve, arrange chicken on serving platter and place carrot "coins" as a border around chicken. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.