Valencia Chicken Breasts

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"The Valencia region is home to the citrus-growing industry of Spain, & the Navel, Clementine & Mandarin orange varieties are among the best-known & most successful of its exports. Not surprisingly, CULINARIA SPAIN included this easy-to-fix & elegant chicken recipe to feature the cuisine of Valencia, Spain. Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (394.9 g)
  • Calories 513.5
  • Total Fat - 22.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 99 mg
  • Sodium - 163 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.7 g
  • Sugars - 27.9 g
  • Protein - 37.5 g
  • Calcium - 92.6 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 58.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Season chicken breasts w/salt & pepper. Heat olive oil in a deep pan, fry chicken breasts on both sides until golden brown, remove from pan & set aside.

Step 2

In the same pan, brown the diced carrot & onion in the oil & meat juices. Add orange & lime juice, sugar, white wine & Grand Marnier (if using). Reduce sauce slightly to intensify the flavors.

Step 3

Transfer mixture to a blender, puree & season w/salt & pepper to taste (I use my immersion blender for this step).

Step 4

Return puree mixture to pan, place chicken breasts in the sauce w/any juice accumulated while set aside & gently simmer for 10 min (covered).

Step 5

TO SERVE: Plate each chicken breast. Make 4 diagonally angled cuts from side-to-side to create 5 slightly fanned medallions, but do not cut all the way through the breast. Place a halved orange slice in each of the slits. Stir puree sauce, ladle a bit over the length of each breast & the rest equally along both sides of the chicken breasts.

Tips & Variations

  • Standard blender or immersion blender


2 Reviews

Mia in Germany

Loved this!! We had it for two days, and the left overs were even better the next day. Thanks so much for sharing. Made for Beverage Anyone Game.


review by:
(9 Apr 2015)


This was a wonderful juicy orange-chicken recipe with a lot of sauce. It was really easy to prepare this dish and even beginners would be happy with their results. Thanks a lot for this delicious meal.


review by:
(19 Mar 2015)