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Sour-Orange Grilled Chicken Paillards

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Paillards are chicken breasts that have been flattened to an even thinness with a meat mallet or rolling pin. They cook exceptionally quickly on the grill, which prevents them from drying out.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour-orange or orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 chicken paillards (or 6 chicken breast cutlets, halved horizontally and pounded to 1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 oranges (1 thinly sliced into rounds and 1 cut into wedges)

Directions

  1. Combine marmalade, lemon juice, orange juice, bay leaves, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a bowl. Reserve 1/3 cup glaze for serving.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high. (If you are using a charcoal grill, coals are ready when you can hold your hand 5 inches above grill for just 3 to 4 seconds.) Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill, and brush with half the glaze. Grill 3 minutes. Flip chicken, and brush with remaining glaze. Grill until chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a platter.

  3. Place oranges on grill. Cook, flipping once, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Add to platter. Serve with reserved glaze for drizzling over chicken.

Cook's Notes

To test thin chicken breasts for doneness, make a tiny nick in the meat with the tip of a knife; the inside should be moist, but not pink.

Reviews Add a comment

  • gmailco76857
    26 DEC, 2015
    This is a great recipe, but (and this is a big but), there is absolutely no replacement for real Sour Oranges, a mixture of lime and orange juice does not replace the unique flavor that sour oranges provide.
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  • gmailco76857
    26 DEC, 2015
    This is a great recipe, but (and this is a big but), there is absolutely no replacement for real Sour Oranges, a mixture of lime and orange juice does not replace the unique flavor that sour oranges provide.
    Reply
  • cstarkie
    30 MAR, 2008
    delicious!! This is one of my favorites
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  • mmsrjs
    17 MAR, 2008
    NOW THAT SUMMER IS NEAR, THE BBQ IS COMING OUT, AND THIS RECIPE WILL BE THE FIRST WE WILL TRY ALONG WITH GRILLING PLANTAINS. THANKS MARTHA
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  • alexis0012
    13 DEC, 2007
    Great recipe, quick and easy and tastes exactly how you think sour orange chicken will taste.
    Reply