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Spicy Overnight Chicken

Categories: Make ahead
Type: Main Dishes

You have to prepare this spicy chicken the night before, but it's worth it!

Serves: Serves: 4


  • 1-pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons apple juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup nonfat chicken broth

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  1. Spray shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange chicken breasts in baking dish and brush with 2 to 4 tablespoons apple juice to moisten.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in food processor or blender and process until completely blended. Pour over chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  4. Bring chicken to room temperature.
  5. Preheat oven to 325F. Bake chicken 20 to 25 minutes, until tender. Remove from oven and pour marinade into separate bowl.
  6. Preheat broiler on high heat. Broil chicken 5 to 6 minutes per side, basting several times with marinade.
  • Chicken is rich in niacin, the B vitamin that helps all cells obtain the energy they need to stay healthy. One 3-ounce serving of chicken provides half the daily need for niacin.

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Excerpted from Cook Once, Eat for a Week by Jyl Steinback. Copyright © 2003 by Family Fit Lifestyle, an Arizona Corporation.

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