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Chicken With Honey-Orange Sauce

Chicken With Honey-Orange Sauce
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Here we combine raisins, cinnamon, honey and almonds with orange juice, zest, wine and broth to make a rich, savory pan sauce for chicken. There’s plenty of the gorgeous sauce, so be sure to serve whole-wheat egg noodles, couscous or rice on the side.

Ingredients
Prep: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes
  • navel oranges
  • 2 tablespoons
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (about 1 1/4 pounds), trimmed and tenders removed
  • 1 cup
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon
    canola oil
  • 1 cup
    white wine
  • 1/2 cup
    golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons
    honey
  • 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup
    slivered almonds, toasted (see Tip)
Instructions
  1. Zest and juice one orange. Remove the skin and white pith from the other orange, then halve and slice. Reserve zest and juice separately from the orange slices.
  2. Combine flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess. Transfer the remaining flour to a small bowl, add broth and whisk to combine.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Add wine to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add the flour-broth mixture, the reserved orange zest and juice, raisins, honey, cinnamon stick and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and cook, turning the chicken once or twice, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 165°F and the sauce has thickened, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Discard the cinnamon stick. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and garnish with the reserved orange slices and almonds.

 

Tip

Tip: To toast slivered almonds, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories418
  • Fat12 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol72 mg
  • Carbohydrates37 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein31 g
  • Sodium498 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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