Pollo a La Naranja (Chicken in Orange Sauce)

Total Time
30 mins
10 mins

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