Orange infused chicken fillets for a speedy tasty meal

Orange infused chicken fillets for a speedy tasty meal

By 02/05/2017

Chicken fillets for dinner! I normally cook chicken breasts in a pan with some herbs like rosemary and sage but this time I literally made them swim in orange juice.

I bought 3 perfumed delicious oranges and I poured the juice on my chicken fillets. I must admit this was better than expected. The taste of this chicken was so perfumed and the floral orange notes reminded me of my beloved Sicily which I must visit soon!

This is great for a quick and easy dinner.. try it and let me know what you think.

If you fancy it you can add a dash of white wine which creates a nice contrast with the orange.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 2

Instructions

Slice the chicken fillets into strips, roll them in flour and shake them a little to remove excess flour.

Pour a generous drizzle of olive oil in a pan and heat it up. When the oil is hot add the chicken fillets and turn them on all sides in order to brown them well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

When they look nice and golden add the wine (optional) and the juice of the oranges and let it bubble up until the juice will be a little reduced. This should take about 5 minutes.

Chicken fillets cooked in orange juice

Serve the chicken with the orange reduction and the salad.

Orange infused chicken fillets

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12 Responses to Orange infused chicken fillets for a speedy tasty meal

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Quick and delicious and I love that natural golden colour from the fresh oranges.

  2. elisabetta

    I make this dish quite often as I love it so much. In fact I also pan-cook salmon fillets in the same way with the orange juice – no need to flour in this case. Yummy!

    • Alida

      My mum does trout too in the same way and she adds some grated parmesan on top too… strange combo but it works!

  3. Gisella

    Oh, this looks a lot simpler than chicken marsala. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Alida

      You are very welcome Gisella. Enjoy.

  4. La cucina di Molly

    Profumati e cremosi questi filetti di pollo, Γ¨ un piatto molto gustoso da rifare, bravissima! Un bacione!

  5. speedy70

    DElizioso il pollo con l’arancia, ottima ricetta!

  6. gloria

    look delicious Alida!! Baci!

  7. Ritu Ahuja

    Wow!! Quick and delicious. A perfect dish . Love it.

    • Alida

      Quick is always good πŸ™‚

  8. Sue Olivant

    Hiya, I made this tonight and was surprised at how a few simple ingredients could taste so delishious and as I was in a hurry, it was so quick and easy to prepare. I added a tsp of grated orange peel. Thanks for this recipe – now I know what to rustle up quickly with a few store cupboard ingredients. Xxxx

    • Alida

      I could not be more simple than this and good idea adding a touch or orange peel. Even more tasty.

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