Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Orange Basil Chicken and Peach Cobbler

I've had this recipe saved for a few weeks but as usual it's been so busy around here I haven't gotten around to making any of these new recipes that I saved. Well I'm glad I finally tried it because it was awesome. I grilled the chicken on my grill pan which really sealed in the flavors of the garlic, orange, and basil. This is one of my new favorite marinades for chicken.

Orange Basil Chicken

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves, skin removed
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • juice and zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 6 medium basil leaves, chopped, or about 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • dash onion powder


Wash chicken breast halves; pat dry. Place the halves between sheets of plastic wrap and pound lightly to flatten. Combine remaining ingredients in a food storage bag; add the chicken pieces. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

Grill or broil the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until cooked throu

gh. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the chicken breasts. In a saucepan, simmer the remaining marinade for 3 to 4 minutes, until slightly reduced.

Serve chicken with a little of the sauce or a fruit salsa, if desired.
Serves 4.

Original source: Southern Food

The peach cobbler I actually made last night while my sister was visiting. My husband had been asking for some, which he rarely asks for anything so I decided to make it just for him. It's such an easy recipe but the taste doesn't give that away. I've been making this recipe for years and I can't remember where I got it from. Anyway, it's served me well over the years. It always gets rave reviews! Oh and by the way, I found it quite impossible to take a good picture of this cobbler. So, sorry for the awful pic. : P

Peach Cobbler

1 cup self rising flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 29 oz can sliced peaches (fresh or frozen works well too)

Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in a baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine flour and sugar and then stir in milk. Pour flour mixture in the baking dish over the butter. Place sliced peaches into the baking dish with the flour mixture and butter. Bake for 30-40 min or until the top is golden brown and bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or by itself!

*If using fresh or frozen peaches, add just a bit more sugar depending on how sweet the peaches are.


Carrie said...

Looks great! I think I might have to try this!

Cara said...

I've been meaning to try that chicken too! I'm glad you liked it :)