Spicy Orange and Sesame Chicken Sandwiches

“These would be great for a picnic. From Country Living Magazine.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Season the chicken on all sides with the salt and pepper and place in a baking dish.
  3. Dot the top of the skin with the butter and place in the oven on the center rack. Roast for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix the marmalade, sesame oil, soy sauce, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl and use it to baste the chicken frequently until the meat reaches 167F-about 20 more minutes.
  5. Adjust oven to broil, sprinkle the sesame seeds over the chicken and broil until seeds are toasted and skin is crispy- about 1 minute.
  6. Remove chicken from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes. Bring the basting sauce to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  7. Cut the skin and pith from the oranges and slice into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Remove any seeds.
  8. Slice the chicken and place equal amounts of it, the oranges, and lettuce leaves inside the pitas. Drizzle each sandwich with the boiled sauce.

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