Friday, May 17, 2013

Manhattan Glazed Chicken {Foodie Friday}

My first job out of high school was working at Red Lobster. I did all sorts of jobs there…
everything but cook and serve tables. It was a great experience and since I was so well cross-trained, I was in pretty high demand which worked out really well for me at the time. I am not a big seafood eater, so working there was really great because I wasn’t tempted to eat the food every time I was there. I don’t work there now, but we still like to eat there occasionally. They have a new Maple Glazed Chicken on their menu. It’s pretty fabulous. We have attempted to duplicate this at home a couple of times. This recipe doesn’t have maple in it, but the orange in this give it an exceptional flavor. This would be excellent served over wild rice. Next time I make it I am going to do that. It’s making me hungry just thinking about it.


Manhattan Glazed Chicken


1 ½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup orange marmalade
¼ cup cherry spreadable fruit (such as Polaner All Fruit)
1 teaspoon lower sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon bourbon

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

Place marmalade, cherry spreadable fruit, and soy sauce in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer  minutes or until very thingk, stirring frequently. Add butter, stirring to combine. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon. Spoon glaze over chicken.

Source: Cooking Light


  1. The glaze on this looks great! I love pairing fruit with meat. I have a crazy sweet tooth :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  2. This looks really great!
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  3. Yum!

    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

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    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

  4. Looks so good! Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.