Moroccan Chicken
Recipe from Diabetic Living

Serve this slow-grilled chicken dinner over fluffy couscous or saffron rice. The chicken is low in calories and fat but rich in flavor.


Moroccan Chicken

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Ingredients
  • 2   pounds 
    meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks), skinned
  • 2   teaspoons 
    finely shredded orange peel (set aside)
  • 1/2  cup 
    orange juice
  • 1   tablespoon 
    olive oil
  • 1   tablespoon 
    grated fresh ginger
  • 1   teaspoon 
    paprika
  • 1   teaspoon 
    ground cumin
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground coriander
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    crushed red pepper
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 2   tablespoons 
    honey
  • 2   teaspoons 
    orange juice
Directions
1.
Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag set in a deep dish. For marinade, in a small bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup orange juice, the olive oil, ginger, paprika, cumin, coriander, crushed red pepper, and salt. Pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
2.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together orange peel, honey, and the 2 teaspoons orange juice.
3.
Drain the chicken, discarding the marinade. Prepare grill for indirect grilling. Test for medium heat above pan. Place chicken, skinned sides up, on lightly greased grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until chicken is done (170 degrees F for breast halves; 180 degrees F for thighs and drumsticks); brush occasionally with honey mixture during the last 10 minutes of grilling. Makes 4 servings.
Variation
  • Baking directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place chicken, skinned sides up, in a shallow baking dish. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until chicken is done (170 degrees F for breast halves; 180 degrees F for thighs and drumsticks); brush occaionally with honey mixture during the last 10 minutes of baking.
Note
  • An easy side dish for this chicken is hot cooked couscous mixed with chopped zucchini and/or yellow summer squash and shredded carrot. Remember to add the carbs for the couscous mixture to your daily carb count.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 251, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 92, carb. (g) 11, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 30, sodium (mg) 121, Other Carb () 1, Lean Meat () 1, Fat () 1, Carb Choice () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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