Quick Orange Chicken Breasts

"Quick and easy, but a very nice flavour. Serve with rice or pasta and the whole meal can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Adapted from "Fast & Easy Cooking" by Johanna Burkhard."
 
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Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Carefully slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise so that you have two thin slices (this helps it cook faster).
  • Place flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Roll chicken pieces in flour mixture, shaking off excess flour.
  • Melt butter over medium-high heat in large nonstick frying pan.
  • Add chicken.
  • Cook 2 minutes on each side, until light golden.
  • Remove chicken.
  • Reduce heat to medium.
  • Add broth, orange juice, garlic, Italian herbs and sugar.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 minute or until liquid has reduced a bit.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return chicken to frying pan.
  • Reduce heat and cover.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside and sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Serve garnished with parsley.
  • Good served with rice.

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Reviews

  1. Little Bee
    We are on a lower fat, healthier, eat at home diet and I decided to make this tonight. It was fabulous! I lowered the fat even more by spraying butter flavored Pam and sauteing the chicken and I also used fat free chicken broth. I left out the sugar like Moxie did and also used Fresh basil as fresh herbs pack alot of flavor and you wont miss the fat as much. This was wonderful! DH didn't know he was eating fat free! I served it with over steamed rice with the sauce poured over it and steamed green beans. Thanks for a great lowfat recipe!
     
  2. moxie
    So quick and delicious! I used about a tablespoon of fresh basil instead of the dried, and left out the sugar, and found this to be just wonderful. I am sure it will become a regular on our table, since I usually have all these ingredients on hand. Thanks for posting!
     
  3. HisPixie
    This was tasty, quick and easy. We all felt it needed a little extra "ka-blam!" though. Not sure exactly what....we'll let you know when we figure it out! But it was a great idea for a work night when I didn't have much time and had all these ingredients on hand! Thank you for posting.
     
  4. AprilShowers
    Very simple and very good! We enjoyed this for our dinner tonight. Served with rice and steamed carrots.
     
  5. Saturn
    This was SO good! My pickiest son went back for seconds. That never happens! I love the ease of preparation. I was worried that the garlic flavour would be too strong but it was perfect. And the orange flavour isn't too strong either. There is a perfect balance of flavours here. Thank you so much for this. This is going into regular rotation now!
     
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Tweaks

  1. moxie
    So quick and delicious! I used about a tablespoon of fresh basil instead of the dried, and left out the sugar, and found this to be just wonderful. I am sure it will become a regular on our table, since I usually have all these ingredients on hand. Thanks for posting!
     

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