Rosemary-Orange Chicken

Rosemary-Orange Chicken

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998

Fresh orange juice and rosemary make the perfect pan sauce for lean chicken breasts.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1-1¼ pounds total), trimmed
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon white-wine vinegar


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  1. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1½ teaspoons oil to the pan. Add shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Add orange juice and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  3. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Stir butter, rosemary and vinegar into the sauce. Season with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 193 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 21 mcg folate; 65 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 263 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 22 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 198 mg sodium; 346 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 3 lean meat, ½ fat

Reviews 4

May 01, 2012
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By: shawneegirl
Tasty! I made this tonight for dinner & it was fabulous! I didn't need to tweak anything at all - perfect as written. HOWEVER, after analyzing the recipe nutritional information on SEVERAL other analyzers, the calories worked out to 300-ish PER SERVING, not 193 as the recipe says...I suggest - if you're watching your weight - analyzing ALL the recipies from this (or any) site. Pros: SO easy & delicious! Cons: CALORIE COUNT/NUTRITIONAL INFO WAAAAYYY OFF!!
February 05, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Easy and tasty Very easy to make, nice flavor. Chicken is moiety and juicy.
July 30, 2010
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By: yuki
Easy to make and great weeknight recipe! I had a left over for lunch next day and it was still moist. My family loved it too!
March 12, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I used skinless chicken thighs which I had on hand. I felt these enhanced the flavor. The recipe was very easy to make, I set up my mise on place and the cooking time was very swift and the results were delicious. This recipe will be added to my permanent collection. Barbara
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