Spanish Chicken in Orange Sauce

Spanish Chicken in Orange Sauce

This recipe originates in Valencia, a region well known for its citrus fruits. This crispy chicken in orange sauce offers lots of fresh taste.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan with a heavy bottom.
  4. Step 4

    Fry the chicken breasts , turning so that they brown on both sides, about 15 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    When the chicken is well browned, remove from the pan and set aside.
  6. Step 6

    Dice the carrots and onion or place in a food processor to dice.
  7. Step 7

    Put the vegetables in the same frying pan and sauté until the onion is browned.
  8. Step 8

    Add the orange and lemon juices and the white wine.
  9. Step 9

    Reduce the sauce a bit by simmering for a few minutes. This will strengthen the flavors of the sauce.
  10. Step 10

    Pour the sauce into a food processor or blender and puree. If you prefer a "chunky" sauce, you do not have to puree, so you would skip this step.
  11. Step 11

    Return the sauce to the frying pan.
  12. Step 12

    Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  13. Step 13

    Return the chicken to the frying pan filled with sauce.
  14. Step 14

    Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until the chicken breasts reach an internal temperature of 165 F.
  15. Step 15

    Place chicken on separate dinner plates and spoon the sauce over each piece. Garnish with orange slices.