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Honey-Spiced Chicken with Orange Sauce


In Israel honey is an ingredient used to signal festive occasions, to celebrate the sweetness of life or of a new year. Serve this wonderful dish with Couscous or Jewish Egg Braid.



  1. Heat oil in skillet until hot. Cook chicken over medium heat until brown on all sides, about 15 minutes.
  2. Place chicken in ungreased 11 x 7-inch baking dish; top with onions.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, paprika and pepper.
  4. Mix orange juice, honey, lemon juice, ginger and nutmeg; pour over chicken.
  5. Add olives.
  6. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F until thickest pieces of chicken are done, 45 to 60 minutes.
  7. Arrange chicken, onions and olives on platter.
  8. Pour pan juices into saucepan; heat to boiling.
  9. Mix water and cornstarch; stir into juices. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Garnish chicken with orange slices; serve with orange sauce.

Yields 6 to 8 servings.


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