Orange, Chili and Lime Chicken

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For reasons unknown to me, Orange Marmalade reminds me of vacation. It’s like sunshine on toast.  However, I keep it on hand for more than just breakfast. I add water or fruit juice to make a great dipping sauce for shrimp or coconut chicken.  In this recipe, I use it as a base for my sauce.

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Orange Chili Lime Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/3 cup bottled chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Tahitian lime oil*
  • 1 pkg. boneless skinless chicken thighs

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a flat cassarole dish. I use a BonCook  large round mold or Grand Mold*. 

    Mix sauce ingredients together and pour over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

    This sauce is excellent basted on grilled chicken. 

Recipe Notes

Get Tahitian lime oil Here

Get your Round mold or Grande Mold Here

 

BonCook molds are safe, nonstick and oven safe up to 450 degrees. No oils sprays or greasing needed. 

 

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

On those crazy days or weekends when I realize I have planned nothing for dinner, there is a good chance there will be meatballs involved. Always have some good meatballs in the freezer. They will save your bacon on many occasion. What could be easier? Little bundles of cooked and seasoned meat that will thaw in minutes can be used in a variety of ways. Besides the obvious of throwing them in marinara sauce and serving them over pasta, try taking that entire dish and placing it in the oven, topped with cheese, while you run and pick up those kids from practice. You will arrive back home to a hot, cheesy goodness, or you can put the whole concoction in a sub roll for fantastic meatball subs. If you want a different flavor profile, heat apricot jam, 2 T. soy sauce and a bottle of chili sauce together, add the meatballs and serve over rice for a sweet and sour dish. Need a quick appetizer or pot luck snack? Warm chili sauce and grape jelly together. Pour over warm meatballs and set out the toothpicks. These are always a crowd pleaser. So don’t wait for a cloudy day to mix up a double or triple batch of these gems and throw them in your freezer.  Here is a basic all-purpose meatball recipe.

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Classic Meatballs

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Rosemary, Basil, Thyme blend or Italian Seasoning blend
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all items together. May need to use your hands to incorporate well. Form mixture into 1 ½ inch balls and place on a Demarle FlexiFlat* pan that has been positioned on a perforated baking sheet* or use a well-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes just until starting to brown. Use immediately or cool before freezing.

Recipe Notes

Get your Flexiflat Here.

Get your perforated baking sheet Here