From, "True Grits...Tall Tales and Recipes from the New South," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

  • 1/3 cup orange juice

  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil

  • 3 Tablespoons honey

  • 2-1/4 teaspoons chopped fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil

  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil


* Rinse the chicken and pat dry.  Place in a sealable plastic food storage bag.

* Pour a mixture of the orange juice, canola oil, honey and basil over the chicken, tossing to coat; seal tightly.

* Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours, tossing occasionally.  Drain, reserving the marinade.

* Brown the chicken on both sides in the vegetable oil in a skillet; drain.  Arrange the chicken in a glass baking dish.  Pour the reserved marinade over the chicken.

* Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until tender.  Serve hot or cold.


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