Sunday, May 18, 2008

Orange mint recipes

There are recipes in Orange Mint and Honey for orange mint tea and orange mint cookies. But I adapted and tested a couple other recipes that didn't make it into the book.

My recipe for orange mint mojitos has already been posted over at Tayari Jones' blog. She also has recipes for lots of other yummy drink recipes from writers so check it out.

The other recipe that we ran out of space for is:


Because woman can’t live on cookies and drinks alone, here’s a little protein. You can make it even healthier by using skinless chicken and skipping the browning step. Simply season the chicken and bake.

Serves 4-8 people


4-8 pieces of chicken
2 oranges
¼-½ cup flour
1½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup chicken broth
Canola oil to brown chicken
Fresh mint leaves for garnish


1) Grate rind of 1 orange. Squeeze juice over chicken. Slice the 2nd orange into thin slices and set aside (make sure you have enough slices for each piece of chicken).
2) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3) Mix flour and spices.
4) Dredge chicken in flour mixture.
5) Heat oil in skillet and brown the chicken on both sides.
6) Place browned chicken in a cake pan, leaving space between pieces.
7) Sprinkle grated orange rind over chicken.
8) Pour broth around chicken. Put a slice of orange on each piece of chicken.
9) Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until chicken is done. Sprinkle cooked chicken with fresh mint leaves and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with rice or roasted potatoes.


Shelli said...

Yum! I'll have to try this!

Larramie said...

Carleen, you once mentioned Orange Mint there a specific name or brand? I don't like sweet but this doesn't sound sweet, just refreshing.

Ello - Ellen Oh said...

Ok that sounds awesome!!!

By the way Carleen, I want to post about Orange Mint and I wanted to do an interview with you but didn't know if that was too old. I'm up for doing different things too! We could do a Q&A if you are up for it or we could do a Carleen's Random thoughts Meme to accompany my book post! But I would choose the questions (you get final cut!). So any thoughts? You can email me at

I'm excite to finally post about it!

Carleen Brice said...

Larramie, nope all the candy I've passed out has been sweet. Mint chocolate truffles or orange creme kisses. Sorry!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Oh these sound absolutely delicious! I would love to run these on MyBrownBaby when I post about the movie—say I can... purty please?!

Randy Deaver said...

Whoa! This dish can be a perfect food to serve if you're planning to have a mini family gathering. Maybe moms and even your grandma will like this food. Oh after eating this one, there might be debris left within your teeth, so it will be good that you floss after eating this.