Sticky Orange Chicken with Herbs and Sweet Potatoes with Cider

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 8:00 AM, October 30, 2009

Aired October 30, 2009

Serves Serves 4
2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 cup warm cider
1/2 cup cream
A pinch of cinnamon
Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons white balsamic or cider vinegar
1/3 cup orange marmalade
1 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped

Peel potatoes and boil until tender, drain and return to hot pot. Mash with cider and cream, and season with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

While potatoes cook, heat EVOO in cast-iron or stainless steel skillet. Add chicken to hot pan and cook 10 minutes, turning once. Transfer chicken to plate and deglaze pan with vinegar. Whisk in marmalade, stock and herbs. Add chicken back to skillet and turn in the sauce. Let thicken 1-2 minutes then serve with mashed sweet potatoes alongside.