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Roasted Orange Chicken Breast + a Giveaway

by Meghann on February 28, 2013

Tonight I had a self imposed “Just Add OJ”* challenge… I wanted to cook a meal where Florida Orange Juice was a main ingredient.

Part of the Just Add OJ ambassador program is to highlight the versatility of using Florida orange juice as an ingredient (i.e., works for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, deserts, etc.). On top of being a great mimosa mixer (mmm…. mimosas), Florida Orange Juice also works in baked good or as delicious sauces and marinades for all things sweet and savory. I grew up with my dad using OJ as his secret ingredient for his pork. He would always squeeze his own oranges fresh from our backyard to make the perfect marinade and let it sit overnight. My dad makes some good pork.

There are plenty of Florida Orange Juice inspired recipes at, including the following recipe for Whole Roasted Orange and Sage Chicken that immediately caught my attention when I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight.

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I didn’t have all the ingredients, so I decided to use the recipe as inspiration and just use what I had on hand. Instead of a whole chicken, I had split chicken breasts and, instead of doing a wet rub or sauce, I created a marinade with the orange juice.

Here was what I came up with for the marinade:

  • 2 cups Florida Orange Juice
  • 1.5 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


The chicken marinated for about 5 hours (from just after lunch to just before dinner time).


Then it baked in a cast iron skillet in the oven at 325 for an hour.


All done!


Unfortunately the lighting in my kitchen is TERRIBLE so I have no pretty shots of the roasted orange chicken breast. Boo.


However, the chicken was good. It was really moist and the citrus flavor wasn’t overpowering at all. The chicken had just a hint of orange sweetness to it that was complemented nicely by the addition of the parsley. Next time I’d try the chicken in the crock pot.


On the side I had faux fried green tomatoes and roasted broccoli.


A complete and delicious meal.



Thanks to Florida Orange Juice, I have an orange juice inspired giveaway for you.

One Meals and Miles reader will receive:

You can enter below by answering the question: What’s your favorite way to enjoy Florida Orange Juice?

You have until 11:59pm on Friday, March 1st to enter. This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Once a winner is selected I will contact them via email to collect their prize.

Good luck!

*This post was sponsored by Florida Orange Juice. All opinions are my own.*

1 Elizabeth February 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm

My favorite way is a big glass of it with some crackers or popcorn on the side. 🙂

2 Elisabeth February 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

My favorite way is just a good old glass of cold OJ with eggs, bacon and hash browns. However, I also make a good spread for crackers that’s a mix of OJ, cream cheese and craisins.

3 Katie March 1, 2013 at 10:41 am

That spread sounds awesome!! I loved mocktails growing up! And OJ with Seven Up was always the best!!! Now I’d prefer a mimosa anyday!
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4 Pooja @ Running the Body February 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I’ve never thought about adding OJ to savory foods before–looks delicious! I’ll have to give it a try. My favorite way to have it (besides mimosas, of course) is either straight in a glass as a refreshing beverage or in a smoothie to add a citrus kick!
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5 Pam February 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Vodka, OJ, and cherry grenadine. It makes a pretty sunrise.

6 melanie February 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm

nothing better than a glass every morning!!

7 kylee February 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

With champagne!! Nothing better than a brunch mimosa!:)

8 em February 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm

By itself – so so good!

9 Eliana February 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Straight from the box! Yumm 🙂

10 Erin February 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I’m not a USA resident so I’m not entering the contest, but I got excited because I’m trying fried green tomatoes for the first time ever tonight, and your post reminded me! I hope they’re delicious.

11 Britt @ Run with Britt February 28, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I love drinking orange juice plain. Lame I know, but it’s so good!

12 Stephanie @ Steph's Miles February 28, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I like mixing OJ with club soda for a bubbly, light refreshment!
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13 Courtney G. February 28, 2013 at 11:26 pm

My favorite way is in a tall glass while eating brunch with my family.

14 beka @ rebecca roams February 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I don’t like orange juice with pulp but give me pulp free and I like to drink it while walking around the grocery store. Straight out the carton. Never makes it home. 😉
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15 Irina @ Chocolatea Time February 28, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I became obsessed with orange juice over the holidays when I started adding it to everything! Pancakes, cranberry sauce, baked goods…delicious

16 Andrea G February 28, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I like my O.J. over ice in a nice tall glass.

17 Megan February 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm

You mean besides drinking it straight up. Maybe straight out of the jug if noone is watching?

Subbing it for milk in my typical banana-milk-strawberries smoothie.

18 Andrea G February 28, 2013 at 11:39 pm

I like my orange juice served over ice in a nice tall glass.

19 Hillary February 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm

A big tall glass is my personal fav. I want some now.

20 Kellie February 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm

with champagne 🙂

21 Rachel F February 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I’m a Floridian and I grew up thinking that OJ cured colds. So when I’m sick, far from home, and wishing someone would take care of me I pour myself a big glass of OJ. In the winter my Dad even sends me a bushel of navels. Besides a glass of fresh squeezed my favorite is mixed with cranberries to make cranberry sauce.

22 Hemarie @ I Sweat Pretty February 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm

When I have a sweet tooth, I’ll fill a glass with ice then pour equal parts OJ and vanilla soymilk and shake it for the perfect chilled creamsicle beverage!
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23 Stacey @starpulp February 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Nice! I have never owned anything from Williams-Sonoma (but drooled plenty)! I’d be lying if I didn’t admit mimosas are my favorite use for OJ!
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24 Susan Christy March 1, 2013 at 12:03 am


25 Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat March 1, 2013 at 12:04 am

Nice! Definitely a mimosa for me!
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26 Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel March 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

mimosa … but on nonalcoholic days … just plain. with a lot of pulp!
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27 Kristen D March 1, 2013 at 12:22 am

In a mimosa! 🙂

28 Reenie March 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

Faux green tomatoes? Chicken sounds good, but I’d have to put it under broiler for a bit to brown it up.

29 C March 1, 2013 at 12:33 am

OJ with popcorn is a particularly good combo

30 Marge March 1, 2013 at 12:41 am

I’ve made dressings with orange juice and add it to any sauce that needs something sweet and acidic. But straight up in the morning, when I’m parched and or feeling like I am about to get sick, that’s when it becomes a necessity!

31 Cate March 1, 2013 at 12:45 am

you can’t beat a plain glass of OJ in the morning. mmm!
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32 tiffany March 1, 2013 at 1:19 am

i’ve used it in a cranberry-orange quickbread before…delicious!

33 Allison March 1, 2013 at 1:21 am

I enjoy OJ most paired with champagne! Can’t beat a delicious mimosa!

34 Jordan S March 1, 2013 at 1:35 am

I love orange juice alongside the can’t-go-wrong breakfast of eggs, toast, and bacon!

35 Jen March 1, 2013 at 2:08 am

Plain OJ in the morning! No need to jazz up something already amazing.

36 Veronica L March 1, 2013 at 2:15 am

Mimosa during a lazy Sunday brunch. mmm

37 Thomas De Smet March 1, 2013 at 2:51 am

I Like it the most just at a hot summer night, on the porch… It is simply perfect!


38 Ashley Y March 1, 2013 at 3:04 am

I think I have to go with mimosas. I love a good brunch complete with a delicious mimosa or two on the side.

39 Lindsey March 1, 2013 at 3:05 am

I always have a glass of Florida OJ with my breakfast, every day! I like it straight up without pulp though…

40 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner March 1, 2013 at 5:16 am

In a mimosa mixed with a little mango juice….delicious!
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41 Joy March 1, 2013 at 5:17 am

I have two ways I love it (other than on its own)

1 – freeze the oj into cubes then use vanilla soy milk and blend into the yummiest smoothie ever (sometimes I add spinach and banana)

2 – and this one was born from necessity, I am vegan and we went to a b&b and the owner was horrified that I was eating cereal plain (and I seriously mixed everything that they had which was fiber one, Cheerios, and honey bunches of oats (I do honey) and so I poured oj over it and well YUM now I never use soy milk on cereal anymore
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42 Andi March 1, 2013 at 5:20 am

A tall, cold glass after a hot, long run.

43 jameil March 1, 2013 at 5:23 am

In a glass! My dad and I used to go through oj so fast my mom put a moratorium on drinking oj outside of breakfast. LOL

44 Carol March 1, 2013 at 5:30 am

In a marinade for salmon.

45 Sarah March 1, 2013 at 5:33 am

Mimosas are my favorite way 🙂

46 Lindsey f March 1, 2013 at 5:42 am

In mimosas for Sunday brunch 🙂

47 Caroline March 1, 2013 at 5:43 am

My mom’s famous “orange rolls”, which are decadent breakfast rolls that have real florida orange juice in the glaze along with fresh grated rind…we have them every Christmas morning…yummmmmm

48 Lucy March 1, 2013 at 5:50 am

I love a mimosa

49 carol March 1, 2013 at 5:58 am

So many ways – straight up each morning, freshly made salad dressing, muffins/cakes, chicken and most definitely pork and nothing compares to fresh squeezed.

50 Le March 1, 2013 at 6:15 am

I love the extra pulp Florida orange juice by itself! Just like eating an orange!

51 Chrissy March 1, 2013 at 6:19 am

I definitely enjoy the majority of my OJ in mimosas. 🙂

52 Emily March 1, 2013 at 6:31 am

in a mimosa, of course! 😉

53 Missy March 1, 2013 at 6:37 am

Definitely mimosa-style!

54 Sara March 1, 2013 at 6:37 am

Honey orange chicken! So good 🙂

55 Sara@RunningInPinkProject March 1, 2013 at 6:50 am

Just all on it’s own. LOVE a big glass with breakfast. I dont always keep juice in the house but now I def want some. 🙂
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56 Haley March 1, 2013 at 7:11 am

I’m not a huge fan of orange juice straight up, but love it as an ingredient in something else…. smoothies are probably my favorite! Your chicken looks delicious too, I need to give that a try.

57 Jillian March 1, 2013 at 7:18 am

Mimosa of course 🙂
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58 Kerri March 1, 2013 at 7:19 am

I don’t drink tons of OJ, but I do use it to marinate chicken often with soy sauce, garlic and brown sugar and my husband and oldest son drink a huge glass with breakfast every day!!! OJ is a staple in our home!

59 Kathleen March 1, 2013 at 7:28 am

With champagne, of course 🙂

60 hannah March 1, 2013 at 7:31 am

I love to drink it wakes me up. I also like to add to rice or sweet potatoes.yum!

61 Kay March 1, 2013 at 7:39 am

In a yogurt/strawberry smoothie!

62 Sara @ Fitcupcaker March 1, 2013 at 7:39 am

I like to add oj slices to my water instead of lemon! Also its great in smoothies!
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63 Sara @ Fitcupcaker March 1, 2013 at 7:40 am

I like to add orange slices to my water instead of lemon! Also its great in smoothies!
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64 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 1, 2013 at 7:41 am

Honestly, straight out of the glass! I don’t usually buy it for myself but when I’m at home my mom always has Florida Orange juice and I’ll savor a nice glass of it!
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65 Angie Zanke March 1, 2013 at 7:42 am

I like a nice cold glass of OJ in the morning!

66 Sara @ Fitcupcaker March 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

I like to add orange slices to my water instead of lemon! Also its great in smoothies! Florida Oj is the best!
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67 Amy March 1, 2013 at 7:44 am

Love a tall glass of OJ any time of day.

68 Anna March 1, 2013 at 7:45 am

Great giveaway! My favorite way to enjoy OJ is actually in my famous sugar cookies – I add a bit of OJ to the dough and it makes them extra delicious. No one knows it’s in there!

69 Alexandra March 1, 2013 at 7:50 am

I put Floria OJ in smoothies all the time!

70 kirsten March 1, 2013 at 7:59 am

I don’t drink coffee or tea like most people in the morning, but I DO have to wake up every morning and have some nice Florida OJ! So yummy, and helps wake me up!

71 Cate March 1, 2013 at 8:00 am

I love the pineapple-orange slush punch that my grandmother used to make. Reminds me of when I was little 🙂

72 Danielle J March 1, 2013 at 8:03 am

1/2 cup added to cut up fruit and some cinnamon makes for an awesome fruit salad.

73 Faith March 1, 2013 at 8:05 am

Sounds strange, but I love it in oatmeal with a hint of ginger!

74 Laura March 1, 2013 at 8:14 am

Am I allowed to say as a screwdriver? =)

75 Leah March 1, 2013 at 8:26 am

I love it in a smoothie with banana, protein powder, almond milk and spinach!

76 Megan March 1, 2013 at 8:28 am

Gotta go with a mimosa… I’ve also used it in a honey-orange chicken marinade as well!

77 Marisa March 1, 2013 at 8:29 am

…straight up, out of the carton, standing in front of the fridge. A girl gotta do what a girl gotta do!

78 tara March 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

in a creamsicle smoothie!

79 Amy March 1, 2013 at 8:35 am

Definitely as a mixer, though it’s great as is and in smoothies too!
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80 Lauren March 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

I like to add a splash to my smoothie but in reality I mostly drink it plain!

81 Jessica March 1, 2013 at 8:37 am

Mmmmm….fried green tomatoes!!!! It all looks sooo good!!!!

82 Nicole J March 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

I love a big glass of OJ with pretzels 🙂 It sounds weird but it is the best combination ever.

83 Ash March 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

In a mimosa!

84 Olivia March 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

As a fellow Floridian from Clearwater, I also grew up on fresh oranges and tangerines from my backyard.
I have memories of us using it for chicken, duck, and even a lemon alternative for seafood!
Lately, my favorite way to enjoy is has been to just eat the fruit whole and save the peel for tea!
It saved me this flu & cold season. I just let the peels sit out for a day or 2 before I start using them. Green tea, orange peel & honey to taste. Try it!

85 Tara March 1, 2013 at 8:46 am

Favorite way to use it is either mimosas or by the glass full when trying to get extra vitamin C when I feel run down !

86 Kelly E. March 1, 2013 at 8:47 am

Um, mimosas?! Hehe. I also like to use OJ just as you have done. There are so many WONDERFUL Asian-inspired dishes that I will throw a splash of OJ in or use it to marinate the meat ahead of time. It really breaks down the meat to make it juicy and flavorful. There’s nothing better than Florida OJ! Thanks for the chance to win!

87 jenn from b-more March 1, 2013 at 8:48 am

straight out of a glass – with pancakes and bacon!

88 Melissa March 1, 2013 at 8:50 am

I like to enjoy Orange Juice in it’s plain, juice form, because it is refreshing and light and provides just the right amount of sweetness!

89 Katie @ running4cupcakes March 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

Is it ok to say in a glass? But now I am thinking I will have to try to do some of their awesome recipes – yum!
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90 abby r March 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

i am not always the most adventurous with cooking or even that likely to buy oj but once my recipe book comes, i cannot wait to make pure orange creamsicles!

91 Beth March 1, 2013 at 8:55 am

Can’t beat a mimosa with fresh juice

92 Sarah March 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

I love adding it as a liquid for smoothies. It adds a nice punch of flavor!

93 Michelle March 1, 2013 at 9:06 am

In a smoothie! OJ goes with anything in a blender; especially post race or hard run. There’s just something thirst quenching for me in OJ!

94 Rebecca March 1, 2013 at 9:06 am

I like to freeze it and eat it like a slushee or Popsicle!
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95 Logan @ Mountains and Miles March 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

Just plain OJ!!! So delicious!!! I also put it in my smoothies
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96 Cassie March 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

Favorite way to enjoy orange juice? A mimosa and a great brunch!

97 Sherri March 1, 2013 at 9:16 am

Straight up! Love a glass of oj in the morning!

98 Katie March 1, 2013 at 9:17 am

Totally cliche, but mimosas. I’m not a HUGE juice drinker so when I drink it, I like to add a little something 😉
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99 Christina March 1, 2013 at 9:17 am

With an iron pill, haha.

100 Erin W March 1, 2013 at 9:19 am

Mimosa, of course! 🙂

101 Rebecca March 1, 2013 at 9:21 am

In mimosa!

102 Tiffany March 1, 2013 at 9:24 am

In a mimosa!

103 Whitney March 1, 2013 at 9:28 am

I most often use it in home-made vinaigrette… but I’ve never thought of a marinade before! Which is weird, because I use lemon a lot… so why not orange? 🙂

104 Emily March 1, 2013 at 9:28 am

Honestly, ice cold out of a glass with a straw.

105 Dani March 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

I love a good mimosa!

106 Nikki March 1, 2013 at 9:32 am

I just love orange juice plain in the morning with breakfast!

107 Corey March 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

It may be boring, but my favorite way is honestly just a nice big glass with breakfast in the morning. Yum!

108 Laura March 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

I love to add it to my smoothies!

109 Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution March 1, 2013 at 9:34 am

I can’t lie — my favorite way to enjoy Florida Orange Juice is mixed with champagne! Mimosas are in my future this weekend!
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110 Allison March 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

My favorite way to enjoy it is in a smoothie! (with pineapple and strawberries!)

111 Caroline Calcote March 1, 2013 at 9:37 am

I’ll admit that around here, OJ is usually for breakfast 🙂
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112 Krissy @ Shiawase Life March 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

I love a glass of OJ in the morning with an egg and cheese wrap.
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113 Britton March 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

I don’t usually drink orange juice in my regular diet. I will have to say though that my all-time favorite is a bubbly champagne!! Cheers to a great giveaway!! 🙂

114 Laura March 1, 2013 at 9:40 am

With champagne!

115 Laura C. March 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

I like to drink it with breakfast straight (course now I want a mimosa- thanks 🙂 ) but that chicken recipe looks awesome. Might have to try that out in the crock pot this weekend!

116 Heather F March 1, 2013 at 9:46 am

Orange juice and snack of goldfish! I dont know how that combo ever came about, but it is great.

117 Cait March 1, 2013 at 9:46 am

straight-up in a glass!

118 Beth B. March 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

I love a short glass of OJ with breakfast!

119 Sarah B. March 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

With my wedding just a month away: a chilled flute of OJ with a (heavy) splash of champagne is my fav way to enjoy the “bottled version of FL sunshine” right now!!! Grab a mimosa and cheers!

120 Ashley March 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

I like OJ served on the rocks, haha. The colder the better though!
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121 Darbi March 1, 2013 at 9:52 am

I tend to only drink OJ in mimosas!

122 Kate March 1, 2013 at 9:55 am

It is wrong to say in a mimosa?

123 AlisonJ March 1, 2013 at 9:58 am

I was going to say the same as Kate above – with champagne 😉

124 Carolyn March 1, 2013 at 10:01 am

My favorite way to enjoy is also in a mimosa!

125 Danielle March 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

I like putting orange juice into fruit smoothies!

126 Sandy March 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

I just love to pour myself a glass and drink it with my breakfast!

127 Erin March 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

I love orange juice with eggs for breakfast!

128 Ashley March 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

I like using a little bit of orange juice to make a great salad dressing recipe my aunt gave me.

129 Courtney March 1, 2013 at 10:10 am

I’m boring. I like to just drink OJ, but I have put it in my smoothies before and that is really good too!

130 Ashley March 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

Favorite way to have orange juice is hands down with a pair of eggs and toast! So so simple and delicious!

131 Kelly March 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

I enjoy mine mixed with Whipped Cream Vodka! Adult time creamsicle!! YUMMY!

132 Sarah March 1, 2013 at 10:16 am

My favorite way to drink orange juice is in a mimosa!

133 Steph March 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

Mimosas, of course! 🙂
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134 Cassie D. March 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

I make a yummy cranberry orange bread using orange juice. It is so moist and flavorful!

135 Michelle M March 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

OJ + vodka. Yum.

136 Ashley March 1, 2013 at 10:29 am

In a smoothie!!!

137 Becky @ Olives n Wine March 1, 2013 at 10:29 am

I love my OJ in mimosas! But I also love orange breads and muffins and a cold glass of OJ after a long run 🙂
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138 Lisa March 1, 2013 at 10:36 am

I love drinking orange juice just by itself. 🙂

139 Emily March 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

can’t beat oj in a mimosa! but i also have a banana bread recipe that includes oj. yummm

140 Annie March 1, 2013 at 10:38 am

I love to add OJ to my smoothies!

141 Noelle March 1, 2013 at 10:39 am

Ice cold and with lots of pulp!

142 Jamie March 1, 2013 at 10:43 am

I usually just drink it in the morning for breakfast, but I would love to try that recipe!
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143 Danielle T March 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

i love a nice big glass first thing in the morning!

144 Stefanie B. March 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

When I’m hungover! Nothing cures a night out like a big glass of Orange Juice in the morning.

145 Kelsey March 1, 2013 at 10:56 am

Peas and has a great recipe for brussels sprouts that uses OJ and it’s delicious!

146 Carrie L March 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

Nothing better than a tall glass of Florida orange juice. Growing up in FL there is nothing better than waking up to the smell of fresh orange juice being squeezed!

147 Lisa March 1, 2013 at 11:01 am

Is it wrong to say that I love OJ in cocktails?

148 Cathy Wilson March 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

I like it on the rocks, sometimes I stir in a little greek yogurt to give it a creamy taste.

149 amyt March 1, 2013 at 11:15 am

Just a nice cold glass of OJ….with a side of bacon.

150 Amanda S. March 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

I love plain orange juice but I also love a recipe called Chicken ala Orange that I learned how to cook when I was in High School.

151 alaine March 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

I love orange juice first thing in the morning with my cereal 🙂
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152 Kelsey M. March 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

My favorite way is in a very cold glass! Yummy!

153 Kristi March 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

I (pretty much) always have a glass in the morning as I take my multivitamin. A great way to start the day!

154 domestic diva March 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

I like it straight up in a cup.

155 Kaley March 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

My favorite way to enjoy OJ is mimosa style 🙂

156 Christina March 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

Straight up! Nice and cold first thing in the morning. So refreshing! with some eggs and toast doesn’t hurt 🙂

157 Melanie March 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I had OJ without alcohol in it.. 🙂

158 Jennifer T. March 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

My favorite way would be just straight up, nice and icy cold!

159 Noel March 1, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I freeze juice into pops for the kids

160 Claudia March 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Favorite way that’s not a mimosa or plain would be half OJ and half fizzy water (mineral water) much cheaper and equally as refreshing as Orangina.

161 Hayley A March 1, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I love Florida Orange Juice in the morning with a delicious homemade breakfast.

162 Mari March 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I love adding it in smoothies with spinach and frozen pineapples and mangoes! Yum!

163 Rebecca March 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm

My favorite way is with champagne and strawberries and a group of my best girl friends 🙂 Since lots of my friends have been getting married its been a common occurrence lately and it just adds that little something special to the celebration 🙂

164 Sara March 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm

My favorite way is just straight up. Preferably w/a delicious breakfast. 🙂

165 Erin March 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm

With champagne or with Sprite (if I’m going for a nonalcholic drink).

166 Kim March 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Love Florida Orange Juice with carrots, honey and ginger! Yummo!
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167 Ellie March 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I like it icy cold in a glass!

168 Hope Robinson March 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I am a born and raised Florida girl and I refuse to drink any orange juice not made here! My favorite time to drink Florida orange juice is actually after running a race! Not sure if it’s the citrus or the sugar, but it’s just what my body craves!

169 Esther March 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm

My favorite way to enjoy Florida orange juice is in my orange and cranberry muffin recipe – it’s my go-to for brunches!

170 Megan March 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I LOVE adding it to my marinades as well :). My grandfather makes this awesome Filipino beef dish and that is one of the secret ingredients!

171 Yin March 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Straight up or with some vodka 😉

172 Megan March 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I love to have mimosas! It is my posts race go-to drink. Just kidding! (I only have it post race at Disney races). I use OJ in my smoothies on a regular basis though.
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173 Sara P. March 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I love this recipe, which has quinoa and orange juice:

174 marie March 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm

In a creamsicle smoothie (FL OJ, vanilla yogurt, & milk)

175 Katie @ A Full Plate March 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm

This is boring, but I love having orange juice the old fashioned way…just in a glass with a nice hearty breakfast! Love the sound of the chicken marinade though…I’ll have to try it!

176 Jennifer L March 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

My family used to drive down to Florida once or twice a year for vacation, and I would get silly excited over the free Florida orange juice samples at the welcome center. I’m going to be craving it for the rest of the day now!

177 Lisa March 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Plain, with bacon and eggs on the side.

178 ashley March 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I love orange juice mixed with champagne or sparkling water!

179 Kimberly @ Healthy Strides March 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Can I say mimosa? Because those are the best. I also like to add a little orange juice to a fruit smoothie.
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180 Alyssa March 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I’m a mimosa girl ;*

181 Carol March 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I roast oranges and heat some fresh juice, then drizzle the warm juice and oranges over vanilla ice cream.

182 Danielle K March 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm

My favorite way to enjoy it is in a glass while I’m eating pancakes 🙂
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183 Lauren S March 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I love OJ straight up!!

184 mama March 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Straight from a glass for me!

185 Jessie C. March 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I like it with veggie and fruit smoothies.

186 The Many Thoughts of a Reader March 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Yum! I like making mimosas!
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187 Vera K March 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I like it right from the frig.

188 Melissa C. March 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Mmm OJ…. I gotta go with mimosas!

189 Jessica Y March 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I love a fresh glass of OJ in the morning….by itself or accompanied by a little champagne 🙂

190 Emily March 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

I thought this would be a unique one, but many others beat me to it. Still, I will only drink OJ in a mimosa form. Go big or go home!

191 Sarah D. March 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Simple, ice cold!

192 Teri March 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I love an OJ float – vanilla frozen yogurt in a frosty glass of orange juice. I also use it to make waffles and top them with various berries. Delicious!

193 Julie March 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm


194 Stephanie March 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

with a straw!

195 Laura March 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I want to try your chicken recipe, sounds yummy!!!

196 Hannah M. March 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Definitely in a screwdriver! Vitamin C and Vodka? Delish!

197 Michele March 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I really like to drink it on a hot morning!

198 Ilene March 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Straight up! I LOVE orange juice!

199 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm

YUM! I’m not a girl who starts her morning with orange juice each morning, but you know what I do LOVE? A good ol mimosa on a day off! 🙂
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200 Alison March 1, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Florida OJ always makes me homesick. Personally I love a good mason jar mimosa made from fresh Florida Orange Juice.

201 Valerie March 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm

It’s hard for me to turn down a mimosa!

202 Britt March 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Mmm there’s nothing better than a tall glass of OJ when you’re down with a cold!

203 Holly B March 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I usually have a glass with lunch in lieu of soda….I hadn’t thought of using orange juice in cooking, but will have to try this recipe!

204 Michele March 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm

In a smoothie with mango and pineapple

205 sarah r. March 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm

a big glass, all on it’s own, first thing in the morning 🙂

206 L March 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm

With sparkling wine!

207 Kim March 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I’d have to say a Momosa!

208 Lizzy March 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm

My favorite way is in a tequila sunrise:)

209 Crystal March 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Nothing beats fresh squeezed orange juice from Harvey’s Groves.
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210 Cellabella March 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Straight out of the glass! But I do like to make salad dressings with it too 🙂

211 Madeline March 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I like baking Orange Tea bread, great for a snack!!

212 Macrae March 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

When I was little my mom made us popsicles by pouring the OJ into the individual popsicle holders. Makes me miss summer ! And being a kid 😉

213 Heather @ March 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I love using Florida OJ as the liquid in cake mixes, especially pound cake! Top it with a mix of powdered sugar, butter and OJ then sprinkle with shredded coconut… yummo!

As for dinner, it’s this easy go-to Crockpot Orange Chicken recipe:
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214 Kelly D March 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm

I like drinking OJ by itself, usually when I have a cold.

215 Sarah March 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm

with champagne and a beautiful brunch spread!

216 Christina S March 1, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I love it by itself! Or maybe with some champagne on the weekends at brunch!

217 Emily J March 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Straight up in a glass or a mimosa.

218 Angela March 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I love orange juice…a big ol’ glass of it. Nothing fancy, but delicious!
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219 Caitlin March 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I love just drinking a glass of OJ or adding it to smoothies!

220 Becky March 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I love OJ with savory breakfast foods!

221 Kim @philly running girl March 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm

First thing in the morning out of a fancy wine glass. It just feels so chic!
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222 cait March 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I love OJ on it’s own in the mornings, before I have my coffee…probably not so good to be hitting my teeth with that one-two punch, but it’s delicious.

223 Ellie March 1, 2013 at 10:14 pm

My dad and I always have a glass of OJ in the morning actually! vitamin c all the way

224 Melinda m. March 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I love it straight up first thing in the morning!

225 Wendy B. March 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Straight out of the glass!

226 Nancy March 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm

OJ is best in a mimosa!

227 Ellen March 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm

definitely mimosa!

228 Nicole March 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm


229 Lauren March 1, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Drink it all day every day, especially in mimosas!

230 Lauren March 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

My favorite way to enjoy orange juice is in a smoothie!

231 Val March 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

with some champagne 🙂 or with pancakes of course!

232 jessica edwards March 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm

straight from the bottle

233 Sharon March 5, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I love it straight up with tons of pulp, if not, then in popsicle form with lots of berries and cream or an orange smoothie. Gosh, I just love OJ!

234 Amy L March 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I like to add it to a smoothie with yogurt and berries

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