Tangerine Chicken & Moroccan Carrot Salad

I have to admit – since we moved into the new house a little over a week ago, we’ve used the outdoor grill twice, and in indoor grill four times. I guess twice more is not that big of a difference, but I feel like I’ve been using it all the time! Two times was because it was drizzly outside, and last night because we ran out of gas for the outdoor grill. I absolutely adore having this option inside – I was skeptical, but it really works beautifully and cooks just as well, if not better than outdoors! It’s also quite nice to have side-by-side access with the burners and the rest of the kitchen, so we can tend to grilling and other things at the same time.

Last night I used my new favorite appliance to make Tangerine, Honey, and Chipotle glazed chicken, because I had some leftover fresh tangerine juice my friend Vanessa had brought over. It was great – tender, sweet, and spicy. Cooking over low heat for a longer period of time ensures that all the meat is cooked evenly and retains its moisture, without letting the outside burn. I served this with one of favorite side dishes, Moroccan Carrot Salad. Just a warning, the fresh garlic and parsley produce a really strong flavor, but we love it. You can use a bit less if you like! But it’s a great side dish to throw together in a pinch for something different.

Chicken with Tangerine, Honey, and Chipotle Glaze
Bon Appetit, July 2005

Glaze
2 cups fresh tangerine juice
5 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons finely grated tangerine peel or orange peel
2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

Chicken
1 cup fresh tangerine juice or orange juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme (I omitted, the grocery store was all out)
3 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely grated tangerine peel or orange peel
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1 2 3/4- to 3-pound chicken, quartered, backbone removed (I used split chicken breast, and removed the skin prior to marinating)
Nonstick vegetable oil spray

For glaze: Boil juice, honey, and soy sauce in heavy medium saucepan until reduced to 2/3 cup, about 20 minutes. Mix in grated peel and chipotle chiles.

For chicken: Whisk first 9 ingredients in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish to blend. Add chicken; turn to coat with marinade. Cover; chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day, turning occasionally.
Spray grill rack with nonstick spray and prepare barbecue (medium-low heat). Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt. Grill chicken until cooked through, turning and repositioning occasionally for even cooking, about 20 minutes. Brush chicken all over with glaze; grill 2 minutes longer on each side. Transfer chicken to platter. Serve, passing remaining glaze separately.
Moroccan Carrot Salad
Adapted from The Jewish Traditions Cookbook by Marlena Spieler


5 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (the slicing attachment on your food processor is great for this)
4 cloves of garlic, minced (or less if you don’t like a strong garlic taste)
1-2tbsp red wine vinegar
juice from 1/2 a lemon
generous pinch of cumin
drizzle of olive oil
handful of chopped fresh parsley
salt & pepper

Cook the carrots in boiling water for about 3-4 minutes, drain and rinse with cool water. Whisk together remaining ingredients and combine with carrots. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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20 Responses to “Tangerine Chicken & Moroccan Carrot Salad”

  1. 1

    Kevin — June 10, 2008 @ 11:03 pm Reply

    That tangerine chicken sounds really tasty!

  2. 2

    That Girl — June 11, 2008 @ 2:10 am Reply

    The color is gorgeous! It reminds me of tandori chicken

  3. 3

    Caught Eating Butter — June 11, 2008 @ 3:59 am Reply

    I just wanted to say I made the quinoa salad below for dinner tonight (minus the meat) and it was FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for posting it!-Butter (from the D&R board)

  4. 4

    Bellini Valli — June 11, 2008 @ 2:50 pm Reply

    This chicken sounds like something I would really like to try Cara:D

  5. 5

    Lani T — June 11, 2008 @ 9:55 pm Reply

    You’ve been tagged. See my blog for details. :-)

  6. 6

    ~Amber~ — June 12, 2008 @ 1:41 pm Reply

    This looks wonderful!

  7. 7

    mokshaku — June 13, 2008 @ 7:23 pm Reply

    Thanks for the recipe, YYYYYUUUUMM!!! I wanted to share this, whenever I have any kind of chicken, with it I have this drink called purple. You must have heard about it since it’s doing a lot of rounds in the celebrity circuit and is all over the news. Its tastes amazing with chicken, try it and let me know if you liked it or not. It is a health drink which is made up of 7 fruits juice and is high on antioxidants and you know about antioxidants right? it prevents premature ageing, what else do growing women want huh, LOL!! If you want more information to check whether what I am saying is right you can get it at http://www.drinkpurple.com . You can get it at GNC and drug stores.

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    mokshaku — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Thanks for the recipe, YYYYYUUUUMM!!! I wanted to share this, whenever I have any kind of chicken, with it I have this drink called purple. You must have heard about it since it's doing a lot of rounds in the celebrity circuit and is all over the news. Its tastes amazing with chicken, try it and let me know if you liked it or not. It is a health drink which is made up of 7 fruits juice and is high on antioxidants and you know about antioxidants right? it prevents premature ageing, what else do growing women want huh, LOL!! If you want more information to check whether what I am saying is right you can get it at http://www.drinkpurple.com . You can get it at GNC and drug stores.

  9. 9

    mokshaku — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Thanks for the recipe, YYYYYUUUUMM!!! I wanted to share this, whenever I have any kind of chicken, with it I have this drink called purple. You must have heard about it since it's doing a lot of rounds in the celebrity circuit and is all over the news. Its tastes amazing with chicken, try it and let me know if you liked it or not. It is a health drink which is made up of 7 fruits juice and is high on antioxidants and you know about antioxidants right? it prevents premature ageing, what else do growing women want huh, LOL!! If you want more information to check whether what I am saying is right you can get it at http://www.drinkpurple.com . You can get it at GNC and drug stores.

  10. 10

    ~Amber~ — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    This looks wonderful!

  11. 11

    ~Amber~ — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    This looks wonderful!

  12. 12

    Bellini Valli — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    This chicken sounds like something I would really like to try Cara:D

  13. 13

    Lani T — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    You've been tagged. See my blog for details. :-)

  14. 14

    Caught Eating Butter — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    I just wanted to say I made the quinoa salad below for dinner tonight (minus the meat) and it was FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for posting it!-Butter (from the D&R board)

  15. 15

    That Girl — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    The color is gorgeous! It reminds me of tandori chicken

  16. 16

    That Girl — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    The color is gorgeous! It reminds me of tandori chicken

  17. 17

    Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    That tangerine chicken sounds really tasty!

  18. 18

    mokshaku — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    Thanks for the recipe, YYYYYUUUUMM!!! I wanted to share this, whenever I have any kind of chicken, with it I have this drink called purple. You must have heard about it since it's doing a lot of rounds in the celebrity circuit and is all over the news. Its tastes amazing with chicken, try it and let me know if you liked it or not. It is a health drink which is made up of 7 fruits juice and is high on antioxidants and you know about antioxidants right? it prevents premature ageing, what else do growing women want huh, LOL!! If you want more information to check whether what I am saying is right you can get it at http://www.drinkpurple.com . You can get it at GNC and drug stores.

  19. 19

    Lani T — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    You've been tagged. See my blog for details. :-)

  20. 20

    That Girl — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    The color is gorgeous! It reminds me of tandori chicken

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