Monday, January 23, 2012

Orange and Honey Chicken served with Spinach cous cous.

I made this today and am really pleased with how it came out.

4 large pieces of chicken (I normally get a full chicken and divide it in 4 large pieces, but I guess any pieces will work)
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tblsp soya sauce
3 pods of freshly crushed garlic
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Red pepper chopped into small pieces
I orange sliced (for garnish)
Mix all the ingredients into the chicken and allow it to marinate for a couple of hours. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Put the chicken into a flat dish so that the pieces do not overlap. Place in the centre of the oven and cook for about 45 mins or till the chicken is tender.
I served it with cous cous which I had flavoured with spinach. To do this I first sauted some spinach with garlic and then mixed it into the cous cous!