Learn How to Make Crispy-Skinned Chicken a l’Orange

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Today’s recipe, learn how to make crispy-skinned chicken a l’orange! I have watched the last two seasons of The Next Food Network Star. Last year I was pulling for Kelsey, but she didn’t win. This year I was hoping Melissa d’Arabian would win, and she did.

So as the winner of the show, Melissa got her own show on the Food Network. Her first episode aired the week after the finale of Next Food Network Star. Her show is called $10 dinners. She provides dinner for 4, for under $10 on her show.

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This recipe for crispy-skinned chicken a l’Orange came from one of the shows and was the first recipe of hers that I made. It turned out fabulous.

The chicken was extremely tender and juicy and the simple glaze tasted amazing. My 5 year old daughter couldn’t stop eating this chicken, which is a feat in itself.

I loved this recipe and will absolutely make it again. It is a dish you can make for company, that is simple, and is easy on the budget. I got my chicken for about $2.50 and you only talking $1 or more for the remaining ingredients.

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Crispy-Skinned Chicken a l’Orange


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Crispy-Skinned Chicken a l’Orange

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  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 skin-on bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 4 tablespoons honey


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Liberally salt and pepper the chicken breast halves. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat (I used slightly lower heat)and sear the chicken, skin side only, until brown and beginning to crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the orange glaze: In a small saucepan, heat the orange juice concentrate, honey, and salt and pepper, to taste, over medium heat, and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Turn the chicken skin side up and brush each piece with the glaze. (I did half the glaze) Transfer the pan to the oven (make sure it’s an oven safe pan or transfer the chicken to an oven safe pan). Bake until the internal temperature reaches 160 to 170 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, brushing on more glaze halfway through (This is when I used the other half of the glaze), about 15 minutes in total (mine took more like 35 minutes to get to 160 degrees). Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes on a cutting board. Remove the chicken breast from the bone and slice the meat on the bias. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and serve.
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Now on to the fabulous giveaway.

I must admit it’s the best one that I have had to date. I am even jealous and wish I could win. This item would also be perfect to cook today’s chicken recipe in. I get to give a Le Creuset Iron Handle Skillet in their cherry color thanks to Cookware.com. It retails on their site for $119.95. The inner cooking surface is satin black enamel which seals in juices creating a succulent and tender meal. This pan is ideal for searing, sautéing, tenderizing, frying, and deglazing. The uniform heating of cast iron ensures completely even cooking across the pan surface. It’s even dishwasher safe, so clean up couldn’t be easier.

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  2. I tried this recipe with pork chops after seeing her show..I really liked it and so did my daughter but my hubby wasn't a fan. I will make it with chicken next time and hopefully he likes it because we all loved it. 🙂

  3. I would love to make some pork chops with apples & onions, with a nice Calvados glaze in that pan! But I'm definitely trying out this chicken recipe as well.

  4. How fantastic! I really LOVE the NFNS and was really pulling for Melissa, too! After I saw her make this recipe, I put it on my menu for the next week and I have yet to make it. Knowing your family loved it makes me that much more confident about making it myself. Thank you for your insight!

  5. oh! beautiful, I would love to own a Le Creuset – they're always on my wish list but I can never quite justify the price 🙂 I would cook EVERYTHING in it!!

  6. This pan looks awesome! I would love to cook anything and everything in it and would especially love to try your crispy chicken in it! Thank you!

  7. I would use it definitely for oven pancakes, oven omelets and herbed chicken! Hash browns would have to be included too!

  8. hmmmm, what WOULD I cook in this pa??? soo many options!! I like the chicken l'orange recipe you posted so probably that. why not? 🙂 sounds delish!!

  9. I would make EVERYTHING in that gorgeous pan! chicken, scallops, steak, veggies, even pineapple upside down cake! YUM!

  10. What wouldn't I cook in that gorgeous pan??? Thanks for such a great blog. I love the recipes and ideas! Keep'em coming!

  11. OMG – I'd be making Melissa's Chicken d'la Orange. I have the recipe all printed out and the potatoes too. I'm about to watch today's show that I tivo'd. I'm a lovin' her show!Pick me, pick me.dicity

  12. What a great give away! Honestly, I would cook everything I love, and everything out there that I am gonna love! Sweet, fried, salty & savory…you name it…it will be in this pan!

  13. Hash browned potatoes in a cast iron skillet are the FAVORITE in my family. I also make a mean frittata. 🙂 This pan would help me cook in style!

  14. Oh boy, what would I cook? I'm a recent "couponing" convert and am a vegetarian that cooks for my hubby who is all about red meat! I've been eyeing the different kinds of roasts and steaks our local Paul's market has on sale and would love to have a nice pan for searing and going from stovetop to oven. I love the color – it would be a pleasure to cook with! Thanks for the opportunity.

  15. If I won, I would definitely make this chicken a l'orange. It looks delicious! I could easily imagine that I would use this pan everyday!

  16. I love the pan! I was also hoping for Melissa to win! I'm definitely going to have to put some of her recipes into my rotation.

  17. Um yeah…Le Creuset is way out of my league. This would be so nice! I can just see my Cajun Chicken Pasta simmering in this baby…

  18. This pan would be awesome to make my Littlemuch Strawberry Cake that I entered in the 2009 Pillsbury Cook Off Contest.

  19. Oh, my cooking skills would improve 10-fold with a new pan – I just know it! 🙂 And I would definitely start with this recipe of yours! Thanks for the fun giveaway! 😉

  20. oh my gosh what an amazing giveaway – THANK YOU! what wouldnt i want to make in this? definitely lots of fantastic meals for my family, even boring old chicken would be exciting with this 🙂

  21. I would love to cook my husband some chicken for his diet. That's all he's eating these days and dry chicken is just not good!

  22. The chicken looks D-lish!If I won I would cook a crusted fish. My skillet is old and I never seem to get the desired look and taste.

  23. I am not sure I could limit myself with a pan like that. I'd brown chicken, saute vegetables, scramble eggs and bake cornbread just to name a few. Great giveaway!

  24. Looks awesome…. I have a sensory issue son who will eat ANY kind of chicken…. Which would be awesome in the le crusset pan!!! I love their products!

  25. I would make the 'ol stand by lemon pepper chicken. We use it for many things through out the week. I would love to win. Brandy

  26. This is like such a nice pan. I can think of so many things to cook in this pan, like my raspberry chicken, zucchini. I think the possiblities are endless.

  27. If I won this gorgeous pan, the first thing I would make would be almond crusted chicken! Thank you for all the great recipes!

  28. If I win this pan I would be making some fried chicken in it, as well as some blackened salmon. YUM! Great giveaway.Jura

  29. What a beautiful pan! I love cooking and I enjoy it that much more when I use my "favorite" cooking tools. Yes, I love my kitchen tools! The picture of this chicken l'orange is so beautiful, I have to try it.

  30. That's such a cool give away! I've been wanting a pan I can use on the stove and in the oven or finishing under the grill. At the moment I have to transfer out the frittata, meats and fish I brown and especially breakfast foods…finishing the eggs under the grill yum…

  31. I'm drooling right now. Le Creuset??? It would be nothing short of amazinglyyyyy cool for me to win this pan! I have to admit though . . . I'm a novice cook so the first thing I'd probably do is fry some eggs since that's what I know I can do . . . I know super basic . . . but I promise I would learn so that I could graduate to making this fab looking chicken recipe or maybe those yummy enchiladas/chimichangas you blogged about earlier 🙂

  32. GREAT give-a-way! I love that red color!I would fry everything from eggs to grilled cheese sandwiches to chicken…and more!

  33. Mmm this chicken looks yummy! Think I'd have to test it out! And the color of the pan would match my "cherries" kitchen! 😉

  34. I would absolutely LOVE to win this pan. Most of my cookeware is very old — with the non-stick surfaces peeling off. I know, that makes for dangerous chemicals in my food. I think this line of cookware is the best!I've been trying out your zucchini recipes this past week — my garden is producing alot!

  35. My husband has been wanting one of these for a long time! So…I would finally get a night off of cooking! I would leave it all up to him! WONDERFUL!

  36. I would use this pan nearly every day, but the first thing I would make is that orange chicken, it looks so good!

  37. My dad always loved cooking in his le creuset and I wish I had one. I would love to cook a chicken curry recipe in this pan!

  38. I can't think of just one thing to make- the possibilities are endless. Then again your chicken looks amazing and I'd love to give that a go!

  39. There's LOTS of things I would make in this yummy pan! Right now I'm thinking my lemon chicken or chicken cordon bleu. PLEASE pick me!!! Stacie

  40. This pan is absolutely beautiful and I think I would like to start off with some good ol' sauteed veggies… my favorite!

  41. If I get to call the cherry red pan my own… I would cook a huge Mountain Man Breakfast in it… with all of the fixins… to honor it's heritage of cast iron.Thanks

  42. oh goodness how I have wanting a cast iron pan soo badly! We registered for this one for our wedding and didn't get it, and I just haven't broken down and bought it!

    I honestly don't know what I would cook in it, since my mom never used one growing up, but I have seen so many amazing recipes since entering the blog world and I can't wait to try them all! the possibilities are endless!

  43. I would cook the eggs my husband likes to have every single morning for breakfast! Over easy, with no sticking!

  44. I would LOVE to make my Mom's cornbread. Moist with a beautiful crust, it is do die for! Just like this beautiful pan!

  45. I would love to try fried potatoes in this! I just do not have luck making them! I can think of a ton of other thigns as well tho 🙂 I hope I win

  46. Oh my! What a beautiful pan. I've never had any nice cookware – just hand me downs from mom and dad, or a general set from a kitchen store. This would be wonderful for me to make healthy dishes for my family. I especially like the potatoes recipe you posted today. I'm anxious to try it! Debra

  47. Aside from cooking the scrumptious chicken recipe you have posted – this pan looks perfect for making fried chicken and cornbread – but I try to keep healthy so it would probably contain veggies more frequently than anything else 🙂

  48. Oh neat… nice giveaway! I think the very first thing I'd make in that pan would be caramelized onions. Gotta love the onions!

  49. What wouldn't I make in this pan? We LOVE Vennison Steak — chicken fried! I think that would be my favorite. Then with the left over oil, I would make fried potatoes or gravy, or both!!! One pan — easy clean up!!! Thanks for the offer 🙂

  50. I cook for a family with special dietary needs. Among other things, their meat has to be extremely moist and tender. This pan would be perfect! I would use it for Roman chicken, sesame seed chicken strips, breaded chicken with lemon sauce,… the list goes on and on! Thanks!

  51. I would love, love, love to make a frittata in that gorgeous pan!! The non-stick surfacee would make it so easy to flip out! Le Creuset pans also make great weapons—in the even that you ever need to knock out an intruder!!

  52. I would LOVE this pan! It would be a lifesaver for me! I would be cooking everything in it since my current pans with a lifetime warranty are peeling off inside and I have to return them in order to get them replaced. I haven't mailed them in for the replacements because I would have nothing to cook dinner for my family of 5 in while I waited for the replacement pans. I'm sure the replacement pans wouldn't get much use after I got used to cooking with this awesome pan!

  53. What a gorgeous pan, thank you for giving us the chance to win. If I won this pan I would probably cook everything in it. But, I'd probably test it out first with a dutch baby pancake.

  54. Fall is just beginning to whisper in my ear, so I think I'd have to make a skillet apple crisp in this pan: thick, rich, sweet/tart apple filling delicately spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, all nestled under a crisp, buttery bread crumb topping. Of course we'd have to dish it up warm and top it off with a scoop of homestyle vanilla ice cream!

  55. Oh, I was rooting for Melissa the whole season too. How neat to see someone blog one of her recipes. : )

    Wonderful giveaway! I was just telling my husband that I needed a pan just like this for when I make skillet pasta dishes.

  56. I love le creuset. I would love to make some chicken fajitas in this pan, they sound perfect for the end of summer!

  57. That chicken looks delish! I think that might be the first thing I would make in my pan (if I win…) I adore le creuset!

  58. Oh my…I ADORE red Le Creuset cookware…it's my favorite! I would love to sear some prosciutto wrapped scallops in this pan…how perfect!

    I saw Melissa make this chicken dish on her show, and I've wanted to make it ever since. I'm going to give it a try very soon! 🙂

  59. This pan would be the perfect replacement for my "every day" skillet which I literally use EVERY DAY to make just about everything. LOL
    I was so happy that Melissa won too! Us SAHM's have a lot to offer the world!

  60. I would love to win this pan and let my husband try the orange chicken recipe, he cooks and I clean. This pan could keep him motivated to keep cooking.

    Thanks for all your recipes!

  61. I absolutely adore the color of this pan! I have never owned an iron pan, but if I did I definitely think I would make crispy chicken burritos first.

  62. What an awesome giveaway! I think the first thing I'd cook is a yummy mushroom and green pepper omelet. I really need some new cookware!

    My email address is in my profile.

  63. Popular giveaway for sure! Congrats to you and your blog for being chosen to give away a great prize. I would try your recipe in this post or chicken and rice, a family favorite.

  64. I would be using it for pancakes,hashbrowns and fried eggs! Nothing like a good nonstick pan for making breakfast.

  65. Wow!! I would love to try out this recipe, it sounds so yummy!! I'd actually probably use the pan daily!

  66. I would love to make ANYTHING in this pan! I've been wanting a new pan, this one looks fabulous. Love your blog of course too!

  67. Nice blog! Your crispy skinned chicken picture on TasteSpotting led me here….and just in time for a giveaway! My son catches delicious perch in Lake Michigan, brings them home and fillets them. Frying them up in the le creuset pan would be a must. Yay me…

  68. Iwould love this pan! I have had my eye on it and I love the red! I also saw the show and with the rave review I would definitely make the orange chicken!

  69. This le creuset pan looks ten time better than the pans I am using right now and the Chicken a l'Orange recipes looked even better!

  70. Oh my! I love Melissa too! I can't wait to try that recipe. I would try the chicken and make fajitas in it. I've always dreamed of owning some le creuset. Thanks for the lighting tip. We are currently building a new kitchen, so I need help finding great stuff for it.

  71. I would love to win this! I have had my eye on it forever and my favorite color is red! I also watched that show and have been waiting to try it now I will definitely have to. Hopefully on that pan!

  72. I have a really great chicken/apple/onion recipe that I make every fall. This pan would be perfect for it!

    You can contact me via my blog!

  73. LOVE the pan! LOVE the color! LOVE Le Creuset! If I won this pan I would make my favorite porkchops with raisons and walnuts….sooo yummy. I love making a sauce in a good pan, scaping up all the lovely browned bits…. Pick me! Pick me!! 🙂

  74. Oh I really need a new pan, the current pan is warped and scratched. As I was looking in the garden at the fresh basil, I thought I would maybe cook up some simple basil and vinegar chicken tenders. I guess for today I will have to let my old warped pan do.

  75. I would try to cook anything in that great pan. I don't get to cook as often as I would like so anything would work for me.

  76. I would try to cook anything in that great pan. I don't get to cook as often as I would like so anything would work for me.

  77. I'm pretty positive that the chicken recipe you posted would be the perfect thing to christen that pan. YUM. Totally gonna try that recipe!!

  78. I love LeCreuset! I would love the pan and cook thick sliced bacon in it for BLTs right now, but chicken alfredo and pork chops would also be in line for this beauty!

  79. Having a pan that doesn't feed Teflon to my family would be amazing. I love to cook but somehow forget to upgrade my pans when they are so scratched. I'd probably make my family's favorite which Jambalaya right now. My great friend, Misty introduced me to this site. Thank you for keeping me interested in cooking.

  80. I would use this pan everyday to make my spinach crusted chicken cutlets. Yummy I can already smell them cooking!:)

  81. Oh, this would be awesome!! I'd probably make some caramelized onions to top of a good grilled ribeye. My e-mail is in my profile. 🙂

  82. I would love this pan. My husband and I have been married 14 years and have 4 children. I have had my frying pan for that long and it finally had to be thrown out. It lost both handles and has lost it's ability to be non-stick. It was the perfect pan and very hard to throw out. I haven't been able to find a pan like it. This looks like it would make a perfect addition to our family. I would love to make out daily meals in this beautifully colored pan.

  83. I am in need of a new multi purpose pan for my kitchen. I would most likely use it for Parmesan crusted turkey cutlets the first time. (Hubby's fav)

  84. That pan is beautiful! I would probably use the pan daily. One thing I would make is fajitas. I love Mexican food!

  85. I would mostly make chicken in this pan but the occasional steak for the husband and daughters (3 and 1 and they LOVE meat).

  86. I would first make my pasta primavera with shrimp and then my porcupine meatballs. Thanks for the give away. Checking your blog is something I look forward to every day!

  87. I would love to perfect pan-searing steak in this pan! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway. Thanks, Mandy

  88. I would probably use this for everything – but mostly for sauteeing meats. I really like the color of it!

    I love that you made the chicken a l'orange. I saw that episode and thought it looked good!

  89. This pan would be so great for me. My pan that I use to make eggs, brown poultry, and make one-pot dishes just broke last week. The handle just broke off! I've had to make due and it would be great to get another, even better one, for free! Thank you!

  90. This pan totally reminds me of one my grandmother had while I was younger – would love to add it to my kitchen! What wouldn't I make in this pan?!? The first thing I would make is blue cheese crusted filet mignon!

  91. I totally agree about wanting Melissa to win! I saw this episode and was wondering if it was good. I'll have to try it. Did you leave the skin on like she did?

    I would love the pan! We moved and so all of our cookware is in boxes in storage essentially and so I've been using some pretty crummy pans and would love it. How fun! What a great giveaway!

  92. I was rooting for her to win too. I saw the episode with this recipe. It may sound crazy but I would try this chicken in that pan.Thanks,Carey

  93. I was rooting for her to win too. I saw the episode with this recipe. It may sound crazy but I would try this chicken in that pan.Thanks,Carey

  94. What a super awesome giveaway!!! I would love to make my famous glazed pork chop recipe in this pan, I bet it would be awesome.

  95. I am your girl. I know you want me to win this, because I will make the best garlic lime chicken ever. And, yes and, if I win I will tell you how to make some of your own:) (fingers crossed)

  96. This would be wonderful. I have a recipe for Taco chicken that always burns on one side in my current pans. Hopefully this one would correct the problem!

  97. I would love this pan! I want to cook with Iron, but hate the clean up involved. So this pan is perfect! I would make pineapple upside down cake! YUM!

  98. I would love to win this pan and would use it daily. If I had it today I would probably use it for sauteed zuchini and tomaotes since I have a lot of it. BTW your zuchini recipes have been great loved the brownies and cake.

  99. I would definitely use that pan all the time. Fajitas and all kinds of chicken would be so good. That chicken looks amazing.

  100. I would create all my egg dishes for breakfast in this beauty! My largest, non-stick pan has seen better days so this pan would be perfect to replace it.Thanks for the lovely giveaway and good luck to everyone ;o)

  101. How cool! I'd love to win this pan! I'd be making anything from turkey bacon (a fave breakfast here) and browning meat for fun tacos, with chicken, taco sauce, rice, beans and the whole "enchilada!"

    Love the NFNS, too! I was hoping Melissa would win, as well and am glad she did! Thanks for the chance to be a winner, too!

  102. What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to have this pan to cook chicken cutlets in. The recipe sounds like a great, easy, must-try recipe!

  103. Wow! What a great giveaway! The other day I had (at a restaurant) a tuna sandwich with wasabi mayo. It was SOOO good. I have some tuna steaks in the freezer from my hubby's fishing trip and I would definitely give that a try!

  104. I would love this pan! Our family has been focusing on more healthy eating and this pan would work great for stir-fry meals. Thanks!

  105. I cook everything in my large frying pan but I do not have a cast iron one and I am sure I would fall in love with it, especially the color! I would cook pancakes first!

  106. I would love to make Crispy-Skinned Chicken a l'Orange in that pan or eggs or french toast, what wouldn't I make in that pan?!

  107. Sweet pan! I love enamel… works so good. I would cook raspberry stuffed french toast among many other things in this pan!

  108. My husband has been wanting me to cook him a steak for all of the fourteen years we've been married. I just need a great pan!

  109. My husband has been wanting me to cook him a steak for all of the fourteen years we've been married. I just need a great pan!

  110. I would use this pan to make some korean beef…my good friend is going to teach me how to make some soon and this would be a great pan to use!

  111. Funny that you blogged about this chicken today. It's on my menu and I was going to make it tonight. Glad you liked it. I loved watching the Next Food Network Star!

    If I had this pan I would make this chicken recipe and countless other things too. My pans are getting a little beat up.

  112. I love this pan! I love red, and have red all over my kitchen. This pan would be perfect to cook some nice fat garden omlets that are on my menu for this weekend.

  113. I have so many recipes that call for searing in a pan and putting the pan in the oven…alas, I do not have an oven safe skillet, so I've never tried them. This would be perfect ~ and wow…dishwasher safe…that's even better!

  114. I would love this pan. Wish they weren't so expensive. I would just take my garden veges and cook them right up. yum


  115. Jimimy Crickets, that is a beautiful pan!
    I would absolutely make a light, pan-fried Tilapia in that pan.
    oooh yumm. I'm getting hungry already. Is it lunch time yet?

  116. Hmmm…For breakfast I would cook up some eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns; for lunch, I would make tuna melts with creamy tomato soup (make in another pan, of course); and for dinner…stirfry.

  117. I'm excited to make your Crispy-Skinned Chicken in this pan. That looks like a delicious alternative to fried chicken!

  118. Actually that recipe has been on my list to make since I watched the show. Glad to hear it is as tasty as it sounds. Looks delicious as well.

    This pan also looks perfect for an almond crusted chicken recipe that I have as well.

  119. I would cook EVERYTHING in that pan. I would use it everyday I'm sure. Everything from plain old scrambled eggs to this yummy chicken.

  120. I would also make today's recipe. I'm also a fan of Melissa's and wanted to make this recipe. I didn't have a pan that would work and tried cooking the chicken in the crockpot with the glaze. It didn't work so well and I would still love to give the real recipe a try.

  121. i am SO glad that melissa won! i was pulling for her. ihope she adds her kids into her show at some point.
    i'm glad to have a review of her chicken. it looks so yummy. this pan would be what i need to make it!!!

  122. Laura, I love your site! If I won this pan I would saute some cut up kilbasa in a little oil. Then I would layer some chopped carrots, sliced potatoes, zucchini,and a head of chopped up cabbage on top, tuck in a few beef bullion cubes and let the yummy juices from the meat steam through my veggies for about 45 minutes. Is your mouth watering yet-my is!

  123. Fantastic giveaway – I'd love making pecan crusted fish filets or maybe even a small portion of paella in this!

    (I can be reached through my blog)

  124. I would love this pan to bake my cornbread in and also that great Monterey Chicken recipe of yours. How about some fajita's too! 🙂

  125. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Le Creuset!!!!! I would definitely do some pan-fried chicken in this pan….the chicken a l'orange recipe looks good too!

  126. That chicken does look good! I have most of the same pots & pans that I've had since I got married, 12 years ago, and they get used a LOT so I've been on the lookout for new stuff lately. I would use this almost every day for chicken, browning sausage, quesadillas, skillet cornbread, fish, you name it!

    My email's on my profile. Thanks!

  127. I would love to sear scallops in this pan, nothing I have gets nearly as hot as I would like! Thanks for the offer!

  128. I would love to make some stir fry in that pan. How awesome of a pan is that?!?!However, that chicken is lookin pretty awesome as well.

  129. I would love to make some stir fry in that pan. How awesome of a pan is that?!?!However, that chicken is lookin pretty awesome as well.

  130. I would loved to have this pan! I would use it to cook a skillet breakfast everyday, just like when we camp! My kids would go crazy.

  131. This is such a beautiful pan – I'd love to add it to my kitchen for that reason alone! I'm sure it's wonderful to cook in as well.Thanks!

  132. The possibilities are endless with this pan!!! How about starting with top sirloin pieces, a few colored peppers, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese a few spices. Serve in a pita. Followed by some fried ice cream in the same pan. Bon appetite!!!

  133. I need this pan. I always come across recipes that say put them in a cast iron pan and put it in the oven. I don't have one.That chicken is making me drool!robin

  134. This would match my kitchen perfectly! I have a great recipe for a lemon basil chicken that would taste great prepared in this pan.

  135. Boy do I need this skillet! Mine are all about to bite the dust. I would cook everything in this skillet – It would probably be used everyday for anything from fried potatoes to chicken quesadillas! Misty

  136. Your chicken looks gorgeous! I would be making everything in this pan, because mine are getting too abused! Scones would probably be first though, because cast iron holds heat so well.

  137. I would Love to win this! I would cook my spanish rice and beans with this. Or cook up tacos shells. Or about a breakfast omelet big enough for a family of 8!

  138. Hmmm, I would pan fry potatoes and onions and garlic. And I would make turkey burgers with a dollop of horseradish mixed in the meat and get them real brown. And practice making my first mirepoix!Lynda

  139. I would enjoy having a pan that can be used on the stove top and in the oven. With a family of 7 I will take all the conveniences I can! I love to try new recipes and your blog helps me to get out of the dinner time rutt that I am in. The possibilities are endless with this pan.

  140. I have always wanted to try a Le Creuset!! I love to cook and have a recipe blog mcintyrefamily recipes. I love your blog and use alot of your recipes.I would like to make shrimp Scampi in this pan.

  141. I hear that a cast iron pan is a MUST-HAVE for a cook. I would use it to make some crispy and delicious FALAFEL!1 can garbanzo beans, drained and patted dry1 small onion, roughly chopped2 cloves garlic1 teaspoon red pepper flakes2 teaspoons ground cumin1 teaspoon baking powder2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, about a handful (I just used dried parsley)Canola oil, for frying1. Combine all of the falafel ingredients, expect oil, in the bowl of a a blender or a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse the mixture until coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl or container and refrigerate, covered, for several hours.2. Form the falafel mixture into balls about the size of walnuts and press to flatten.3. Heat 4 inches of oil to 375 degrees F in a deep pot or deep fryer. Fry about 6 balls at once for about 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Stuff each pita with 4 falafel balls, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and hummus.

  142. I would adore this pan! I'm pretty much fresh out of college and knee deep in student loans but love cooking and baking with my whole heart. This would be so perfect to make yummy meals for friends and family!

  143. I really enjoy your blog! I always find great recipes for food my family likes to eat. I would love to try your recipe for crispy skinned chicken in this pan. It looks delicious!

  144. I love Melissa's new show on HGTV…such great advice during the show. I was also routing for her to win.I would love a new pan for my omelets…Nancy

  145. I would make beef tips. The secret to this recipe is to simmer the beef and the flavorings for at least an hour. The beef is so tender and flavorful. This pan would be ideal!Thank you!

  146. I would love to win this pan! In this pan, I would make a skillet cookie—a recipe that I got from Martha Stewart's magazine a couple of years ago. It is a giant cookie that you bake in a skillet. Then top with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Heavenly!

  147. I would love to cook anything in this. I had to throw my frying pan this morning because everything sticks to it. Wonderful give-away.

  148. I just found your blog last night and am having some trouble trying to look at your zucchinni recipes. It won't load. It may just be my computer but it doesn't do it any where else. I absolutly love this blog. I want to win the pan so I can make all of your recipes 🙂

  149. My current fry pan everything sticks so it would be a dream to cook anything in a new fry pan, but probaly scrambled eggs that would just slide right on out.

  150. Laura,I'm another Laura that has 3 kids (mine are all boys but we are expecting our girl in November). I found your blog about 2 weeks ago and have passed it on to MANY friends. I love it. I too have a great passion for cooking and I am always looking for new recipes to try. Actually I just compiled my favs as a wedding gift for my youngest brother last month. Quick story…we lived in a small IN town before moving to AZ last year. There was a FABULOUS Le Crueset outlet there but they were still so expensive. One day I told myself I'd go back and buy an entire series of pans there. What a great investment.I would make Tyler Florence's Brick Chicken with Apricot couscous to go with it. If you haven't tried it, it is a winner!!! (You can find it on foodnetwork.com or if it isn't there anymore let me know and I'll pass it on.) This is a perfect pan for searing the skin and then transfering to the oven to finish. AWESOME!

  151. Wonderful giveaway! I love making fajitas and this pan would be great for it. I could saute' my veggies and cook my meat in it. Plus tons of other things. Hope I win! Thank you.

  152. Such a beatiful pan…and it would match my dutch oven! I would stuff a pork tenderloin with brown rice, nuts and dried cranberries and pan sear it on this plan and then place it in the oven to finish cooking!

  153. Love your site! It's a great "go to when I need a great recipe" resource. I would use this pan to sear steak and then pop it in the oven to finish cooking. Or doing up the veggies for lasagne or pancakes or hamburgers or fajitas or fried/baked chicken or well, you get the picture: EVERYTHING!

  154. I would LOVE this pan! If I won ~ I would use it for many, many recipes but for sure I'd use it to make Pioneer Woman's steak bites.

  155. Hi Laura,I dream of owning Le Crueset… so far I haven't afforded any. Winning this would be awesome. If I did win, I would be using this pan a few times a week to brown my ground turkey, it's a staple in our house for all kinds of dishes, from sloppy joes, to enchiladas, tacos, shepherds pie, to name a few.I love Melissa's new show, I was wanting her to win too. I saw her make the orange chicken and my hubby said it looked so good. I wanted to try it but haven't bought the orange juice yet. Now that you can attest to it's 'greatness', I will definitely give it a try. Yours looks super yummy too 🙂

  156. This recipe looks so delicious! I think it would be a great recipe to cook in my new pan! :)aThanks!

  157. If I won this pan I would have to try the Crispy-Skinned Chicken a l'orange in it. It looks delicious! I love your receipes. They are yummy.