Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chicken with Orange Sweet and Sour Sauce

1-1/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4-5 medium thighs), trimmed of excess fat
1 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar blend
1/4 c. orange juice
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 c. orange marmalade (reduced sugar or no sugar added are OK)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons reserved marinade
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cold water

Put chicken, juice, Splenda, soy sauce, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a zip-lock bag, seal, and shake to evenly coat the chicken with the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the marinade. Measure 2 tablespoons of marinade into a small saucepan and set aside. Grill or broil the chicken thighs for 4-5 minutes per side, until juices run clear. Transfer the chicken to a serving plate and set aside while you prepare the sauce.

Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add the orange marmalade and rice vinegar to the marinade in the small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until mixture is boiling. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 1 minute. Add the cornstarch mixture and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened. Remove from heat and serve the sauce drizzled over the chicken thighs.

4-5 servings

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