Roast Chicken Breasts with Oranges and Basil Cream

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Julesong

Rich, sweet, orangy basil sauce makes this chicken special!

Top Review by Paulette

I made this for dinner tonight, served with rice (although I think spaghetti noodles would have been better). It was an easy dish to make and smelled wonderful while cooking, but I was a little disappointed in the taste. It wasn't a sweet orangy taste like the recipe described, but had a bitter aftertaste. However, it may have been the oranges I used. They were Valencia oranges with a thick skin. I am giving this recipe a four-star rating, because I think with the right kind of oranges, it would have been very good. I'm planning on trying it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Rub chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and cinnamon.
  3. Over high heat, heat oil in roasting pan; when oil begins to smoke, brown the chicken on each side.
  4. Cut oranges into 6 wedges each.
  5. Add the orange wedges, garlic, onion, basil, sherry, and melted butter into the roasting pan; stir well, cover and roast in oven for 30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
  6. Remove from oven, stir in cream and simmer on stovetop, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve chicken and sauce with rice.

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