It’s dinnertime. You have a plain, uncooked chicken breast fillet. What ever could you do to turn that boring piece of meat into a showstopping main dish with minimal ingredients and tons of flavor in just about 15 minutes???
Make this orange dijon honey glaze! It doesn’t require ANY extra bowls or pans, and it adds a salty-sweet, saucy boost for a delicious, healthy, and even sophisticated meal. Plus this chicken pairs beautifully alongside a number of sides, like these Dijon Herb Roasted Potatoes (pictured) or twice-baked potatoes (Mushroom Cheddar or Spinach Artichoke), and a simple roasted/sautéed veggie.
I can’t count how many times this simple glaze formula has saved me on busy weeknights. Simply cook the chicken (or any meat) in a skillet (and throw in your side veggie alongside the chicken for even more convenience), remove and deglaze the pan with broth, add in the yummy sauce components (in this case orange juice, garlic, dijon, and honey), stir it all up, and wait all of ~2 minutes for the sauce to simmer and thicken into a beautiful glaze. Boom.
- 2 chicken breast fillets
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- pinch sea salt
- black pepper
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- pinch smoked paprika
- 2 Tbsp chicken broth
- 1/4 tsp minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp orange juice
- 1 tsp Dijon
- 1 tsp honey
- Pound chicken breasts to even thickness, if necessary. Season with a pinch salt and pepper, a sprinkle Italian seasoning, and a pinch smoked paprika. Rub to evenly coat.
- Grease a medium nonstick skillet with olive oil; heat over medium.
- Add chicken to skillet and cook about 5 minutes per side, or until done. (More or less time, depending on thickness.) Transfer cooked chicken to plates.
- Reduce heat to low, and immediately add 1 Tbsp broth, scraping up browned bits from the pan. Add an additional Tbsp if the broth evaporates quickly. Then add garlic, orange juice, Dijon, and honey; stir until thoroughly combined. Bring to a light simmer and cook 2-3 minutes, or until thickened into a glaze. Serve over chicken.
- Pair with your favorite sides, and enjoy!
- This makes just enough for 2 (4-5 oz) fillets. For more sauce, simply double the recipe.