Monday, October 26, 2009

Grilled Chicken And Sweet Potatoes With Orange Glaze

Mr. L has been sick (he thinks it's just a cold, I think it's flu), so I almost made chicken soup with this chicken, but he was feeling well enough to sit down to dinner tonight, so my planned menu was saved! This was pretty quick and easy, but I think I'd stick to the grill for it in the future. Cooking it under the broiler made the house quite smoky (even after I moved it down away from the broiler a touch. I liked the glaze, but I got a couple of bites of the sweet potatoes with overpowering glaze. Still, I think that variations of this will become a regular occurrence in our home.

Grilled Chicken And Sweet Potatoes With Orange Glaze (from Food Lion)

4 chicken leg quarters (I just used thighs... that's what was on sale)
3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 Tbs fresh rosemary, chopped
2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into 1" thick rounds
1 tsp salt, divided
1 tsp pepper, divided

Preheat broiler.
In a small bowl, mix orange juice concentrate, maple syrup, rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Place chicken and potatoes on the grill or on a sheetpan under broiler.
Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Grill or broil chicken and potatoes for 25 minutes, turning all pieces at least once.
Brush chicken and potatoes with one half of orange juice mixture, let cook 30 seconds and turn.
Brush second side, cook one minute and turn all pieces again.
Cook for one more minute.
Remove from heat and serve.