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    Pollo a La Naranja (Chicken in Orange Sauce)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    30 mins

    10 mins

    Annacia's Note:

    This recipe originates in Valencia, a region well-known for its citrus. Chicken breasts are first browned in oil, then sauteed in a sauce with intense citrus flavors. This is a simple recipe with lots of fresh taste. From: Spanish Food

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
    2. 2
      Heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan with a heavy bottom.
    3. 3
      Fry chicken breasts, turning so that they brown on both sides.
    4. 4
      Remove from pan and set aside.
    5. 5
      Dice the carrots and onions or place in a food processor to dice. Put vegetables in the frying pan and brown.
    6. 6
      Add the juices and the white wine.
    7. 7
      Reduce the sauce a bit by simmering for a few minutes.
    8. 8
      Pour the Sauce into a food processor or blender and puree.
    9. 9
      Return the sauce to the frying pan.
    10. 10
      Salt and pepper to taste.
    11. 11
      Note: If you prefer a "chunky" sauce, you do not have to puree.
    12. 12
      Return the chicken to the frying pan of sauce.
    13. 13
      Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
    14. 14
      Place chicken on plates, spooning sauce over each piece.
    15. 15
      Garnish with orange slices. Serve with rice and bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 03, 2010

      45

      Great chicken!!! Made this for dinner for DD, DS and I. I used 4 thin chicken cutlets, left out the carrots and sugar, as we aren't fans of sweet meat dishes. I used 3 Moro oranges, blood oranges that are less sweet and a shallot (to impart some garlic into the recipe) and then followed it as written, using the option not to puree. Both kids still prefer a chicken piccata dish but had no problem devouring this chicken!! I served it with my Fettuccine All'alfredo, green beans and garlic bread for a wonderful meal!! Next time I would lightly coat them in seasoned flour and use 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil to add a bit more flavor. But we really enjoyed the chicken and recomment that you don't let one reviewer stop you from trying this great chicken dish!!! Made for Photo Tag.

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    • on June 04, 2007

      45

      I just made the recipe as-is and loved it, as did the family. The taste was lightly sweet, not too strong.

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    • on May 23, 2007

      15

      Not quite right. The onion and the orange compete and confuse the palette. If you agree try this...for every 2 cups of puree add to the blender 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1 tsp of minced basil in olive oil and 1/4 tsp each of thyme and oregano ....also lose the sugar. This balances out the too sweet taste. Hope this helpful.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pollo a La Naranja (Chicken in Orange Sauce)

    Serving Size: 1 (295 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 333.0
     
    Calories from Fat 136
    41%
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    11%
    Cholesterol 68.4 mg
    22%
    Sodium 101.1 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.0 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 9.4 g
    37%
    Protein 28.2 g
    56%

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