Malibu Chronicle Features Gina’s Bittersweet Farm Chicken

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As a celebrity chef, many of my clients are very health conscious. They understand that they have only one body and they have to take care of it. Being a native Californian, I am so lucky to have the best and healthiest products at my disposal, and as a chef, it is all about farm to table. I truly enjoy food in its simplest form, and I like my food to be the healthiest, freshest, and simplest as possible. I love to see my clients enjoying it more and more every day.


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 lbs. chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In plastic bag, combine flour, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add chicken and coat completely with flour.
  3. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter.
  4. Roll chicken in butter, making sure to coat all sides.
  5. Place chicken, skin side down, in pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. In saucepan, melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter.
  8. Stir in lemon juice, liqueur, honey, orange zest, and soya sauce.
  9. Turn chicken pieces over.
  10. Pour honey mixture over chicken.
  11. Continue baking an additional 30 minutes or until chicken is glazed and tender.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: Malibu Chronicle June-July 2016

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