*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          CHICKEN IN ORANGE SAUCE
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Crockpot                         Poultry
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   1 ea Chicken
   3 tb Butter
   1/2 tb Mustard, Dijon
   1/2 c  Juice, orange
   1/4 c  Sugar, brown
   1 tb Cornstarch
   1/4 c  Water
   1/8 c  Vodka
   Cut chickens in half lengthwise.  Blend butter and
   mustard together. Rub chicken inside and out with this
   mixture.  Place chicken, skin side down, in baking
   dish with tight-fitting cover.
   Preheat oven to 375. Combine orange juice and brown
   sugar, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
   Pour over and around chicken. Cover and bake for 30
   Turn chicken over, baste with pan juices, and continue
   to bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes longer, basting
   Remove chicken to heated platter and keep warm.  Mix
   cornstarch with water.  Stir this into juices from
   pan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until
   thickened. Remove from heat, stir in vodka, and pour
   sauce over chicken.
   Sylvia’s comments: I'm unenthusiastic about this one,
   and I'm not sure why.  The chicken was pretty bland,
   but chicken usually tastes bland to me, and the sauce
   was certainly flavorful.  The combination of mustard
   and orange juice didn't do a thing for my taste buds.
   It also took about 1/2 hour longer to bake than the
   recipe called for. Next time, I think I'll leave out
   the mustard/butter rub, add a little pumpkin pie spice
   to the orange juice/brown sugar mixture, and cook the
   whole mess in the crockpot rather than the oven.
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