Chicken with Honey-Orange Sauce

Chicken with Honey-Orange Sauce

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.

Nutirion Profile: Heart Healthy High Potassium Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 35 min 35 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 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 tablespoon honey
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted (see Tip)

Cooking Instruction

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 420
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Potassium: 587mg
  • Sodium: 395mg
  • Exchanges: 2 1/2 fruit, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2