¼tspsalt and ground pepper - ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Wash and scrub a large orange. Use a grater to zest the whole orange peel.
Slice the orange in half then squeeze out orange juice. Remove any seeds.
Add orange juice and orange zest to a bowl along with honey, ginger, nutmeg, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together and set aside.
Add chicken breasts to a baking dish. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
Pour the orange ginger sauce over top of the chicken.
Bake for 50 minutes, basting once or twice during the process. Chicken is cooked when the inside is no longer pink, juices run clear and reaches 165°F as an internal temperature when poked with a thermometer.
The size and thickness of your chicken breasts will vary the cooking time.
5-6 oz chicken breast will only take 25-30 minutes.
The more chicken you cook at once, the longer it will take.
Use a Meat Thermometer: Poke it through the center of the chicken breast to read the temperature. Once it reaches 165°F internally, it’s cooked.
Consider brining the chicken in advance like we did with our ranch chicken breasts recipe. This simple step takes only 15 minutes and creates juicy, tender meat.