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Orange Grilled Chicken with Spicy Homemade Caramel Popcorn

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2 cups Florida Orange Juice
2 teaspoons Florida Orange zest, divided
1/4 cup Soy sauce
1 each Jalapeño, quartered, seeds removed
4 each Chicken breasts, 6-oz. portions
4 cups Popcorn, popped
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Heavy cream
1 teaspoon Crushed Aleppo pepper


1. Reduce orange juice to 1 cup. Divide into 2 containers, 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup.

2. Pour the 3/4-cup reduction into a bowl. Add 1 teaspoons orange zest, soy sauce, jalapeño and chicken breasts. Let marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

3. Lay the popped popcorn on a parchment paper–lined sheet pan.

4. Place the sugar in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat until all of it has melted and is caramelizing. When all the sugar has caramelized, add the heavy cream, 1/4 cup reduced orange juice, the remaining zest and the Aleppo pepper; stir for one minute. Drizzle evenly over the popcorn. Allow caramel time to cool and become semi-hard.

5. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and cook on a preheated grill until an internal temperature of 145ºF has been reached.

6. Place the chicken on a plate and garnish with the citrus popcorn.