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Since I have a son that is a very "narrow" eater, why I don't know, I'm always coming up with new ways to cook the limited meats that he will eat.  He was introduced to and ate anything when he was young.  As he has gotten older, his tastes have become more and more narrow.  Me, I will try anything and not just once. I need, at the core of my being to know whether or not I really like or dislike something.  The first time a food hits my tongue is not the be all end all of the  matter.  I need to savor it, experience the taste and let it roll around.  I've made a dish and at first thought, wow I really like this.  Then make it again and then a 3rd time and realize, Nope.  To be able to publish a recipe, I have to have the continuous "Ahhhhhh" I can eat this again and I can eat this as leftovers.  
Leftovers is another of the big tests, will it hold up or get better as a leftover.  This recipe is one I think actually gets better as a leftover.  It gets a little sweeter and a bit spicier.  My son likes it too (though not the outside of it as it's "too spicy") Little eye roll here for me.  This is not spicy or I don't think so, not at just one teaspoon chili flakes.  The amount of chili flakes is up to you.  Use less or use more at your discretion.  The other item to note, the tangerine slices and lemon slices are not for everyone to eat.  I really like the super tartness of the lemon slices and my tangerine slices were just lovely and mild.  
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Serves 4

Recipe:

  • 2 extra large chicken breasts or 4 smaller chicken breasts
  • 4 TBSP Butter
  • 2 Tangerines (washed well)
  • 2 Lemons (washed well)
  • 1 tsp Chile flakes
  • 1 TBSP Garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 1 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • Pick:  2 Sweet Potatoes or 2 large potatoes or 2 large yams  or a combination and chunk them up.  
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Melt 2 TBSP butter in an oven ready pan (like cast iron) on medium/ high heat
Add chicken breasts and quickly brown on both sides
Add chunked  potato, sweet potato, or yam (or a combination)
Add onion
Remove from heat

In a separate bowl**:

Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 Tangerine
Add spices 
Add Honey and Brown sugar
Heat in the microwave to incorporate the honey and brown sugar (about 30 seconds on high)
*You can add 1/4 water also and then simmer the mixture on the stove for 30 minutes to thicken it a bit (I did and it was delicious, it adds a bit more of a glaze to the chicken)  
**You can also use this to marinade the chicken overnight or a few hours.

Pour over the chicken and potatoes
Slice the other lemon and tangerine thinly and place around under and on the chicken
Dice up 2 TBSP butter and arrange on and around chicken

Place into preheated oven 375 degrees F (190 C or 5 gas Mark) and bake for 40 minutes
at the 30 minute mark, baste the chicken with some of the drippings
Check your chicken for doneness
You can at this point put it under the broiler for 3-4 minutes to really caramelize the glaze but it is not necessary

Pair this with a salad and a steamed vegetable for a complete meal

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I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
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Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com. Calories based on 3/4 cup chicken and 3/4 cup sweet potatoes per person
 


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