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Orange-Yuzu Glazed Chicken with Wild Rice Salad

This recipe is from Simply Ming One-Pot Meals and is used with permission from Kyle Books and Ming Tsai.

Recipe: Orange-Yuzu Glazed Chicken with Wild Rice Salad by Ming Tsai
Photo: Antonis Achilleos

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

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One 6 lb chicken, split, washed, and patted dry
½ pound haricots verts, or regular string beans, stem-ends trimmed
2 cups cooked wild rice
2 red onions cut into 1" slices
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ cup Greek yogurt
½ cup honey
2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil
2 tablespoons orange juice and grated zest of ½ orange
2 tablespoons yuzu juice or naturally brewed ponzo
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

To make the glaze, combine the orange juice, yuzu juice, and honey in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Remove ¼ cup of the mixture to a second small bowl and set both bowls aside.

Fill a large bowl with water and add ice. Cook the beans in abundant boiling water until tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes for haricots verts, 4 to 5 minutes for regular beans. Using a large strainer, transfer the beans to the ice water. When cold, drain the beans. If using regular beans, cut them into 1" lengths. Set the beans aside.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper.

Heat a large heavy skillet over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat the bottom. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and brown, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a platter and pour out all but 1 tablespoon of the fat. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions. Season with salt and pepper and sauté, stirring, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.

Return the chicken to the pan and brush with the glaze. Transfer to the oven, bake for 10 minutes, and brush again with the glaze. Return the pan to the oven and bake until the chicken is done, 20 to 25 minutes in all. Transfer the onions to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, blend the orange zest, mustard, the reserved ¼ cup of brushing syrup and the yogurt.

Add the rice and beans to the bowl with the onions. Add all but 2 tablespoons of the mustard-yogurt mixture and toss lightly. Season with salt and pepper. Carve the chicken. Transfer the rice salad to four individual plates and add a dollop of the remaining mustard-yogurt mixture to one side.

©2010 Ming Tsai

To Drink: A Crisp Loire Valley Wine, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, or Prosecco like Cantina Produttori de Valdobbiadene Val d'Oca.

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