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    Orange-Sauced Chicken Breasts

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

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    Sydney Mike's Note:

    Can't remember where the original of this recipe came from, but I've had in on file for over 25 years! I find oranges and chicken to be such a great combination! Preparation time does not include cooking the rice. Sometimes I substitute Triple-Sec for the Curacao.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Put breasts in baking dish & LIGHTLY sprinkle with red pepper. Cover & bake for 25 minutes.
    3. 3
      Remove peel from the orange & slice half of the peel into julienne strips, setting them aside & discarding the rest of the peel.
    4. 4
      Put julienne strips of peel in a saucepan with enough water to cover, & bring to boil. Simmer 15 minutes, then drain well & set aside.
    5. 5
      Section the orange & set them aside for garnish.
    6. 6
      Cook rice according to package, but omit any required salt.
    7. 7
      Add parsley & basil, mixing well.
    8. 8
      For the sauce, stir together the flour & sugar in a saucepan, then stir in the juice, cooking & stirring until thickened & bubbly. Remove from heat & add reserved orange peel, bitters & curacao.
    9. 9
      Slicing across the grain at a 45 degree angle, cut the breasts into slices 2" wide. Reassemble each breast & return to baking dish.
    10. 10
      Spoon sauce over the breasts & return to oven, & bake, uncovered, 10 minutes until heated through.
    11. 11
      Arrange breasts on the hot cooked rice & spoon the sauce over them. Garnish with reserved orange sections & several sprigs of parsley.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 19, 2011

      45

      Very nice chicken recipe! Easy to make but has an elegant look and taste. I used crushed red pepper flakes on the chicken instead of ground red pepper, otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    • on May 17, 2007

      45

      Really good chicken. The sauce was great. I added salt and pepper to the chicken breasts because we thought it needed it, and I browned them first for more flavor. I had Triple Sec on hand, so used that. Really great recipe, we will have this again, Thanks!

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    • on February 11, 2007

      55

      This was delicious and the chicken was so moist. I did have to cook the chicken an additional 10-15 minutes, but my chicken breasts were quite large. I used Triple Sec for the Curacao, and loved the orange flavor of the sauce. This was the first time that I have cooked with the aromatic bitters and it gave the sauce a nice flavor that's really hard to put into words. Thanks Sydney Mike for a posting another winner.

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    Nutritional Facts for Orange-Sauced Chicken Breasts

    Serving Size: 1 (228 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 299.8
     
    Calories from Fat 37
    12%
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 75.5 mg
    25%
    Sodium 141.0 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.8 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    7%
    Sugars 8.6 g
    34%
    Protein 28.4 g
    56%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    aromatic bitters

    orange Curacao

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