Orange Picante Chicken

orange picante chicken from Herb on Herbs.com

Pinit

Mr. Herb here. I’m usually the one photographing any of the recipes posted by Mrs. Herb, but with this particular recipe I actually did the cooking AND the photographing!

Generally I play the role of assistant chef to the Mrs., but occasionally I like to give her a break and handle the whole meal. I know, right? Husband of the year award? So today I’m sharing one of my favorite quick and easy chicken recipes. It blends both sweet and savory ingredients for a unique flavor and overall great recipe.

Orange Picante Chicken

Adapted from Campbell’s Kitchen

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts Halves
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 3/4 Cup Salsa (we like On the Border – Medium)
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice

Recipe Directions

orange picante chicken ingredients from Herb on Herbs.com

Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes to cook quickly and coat thoroughly with the sauce.

orange picante chicken from Herb on Herbs.com

Heat the olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides.  While the chicken is cooking mince the garlic.

cutting garlic for orange picante chicken from herb on herbs.com

Remove the chicken from the skillet.  Reduce the heat to medium.  Add the garlic to the skillet and cook and stir for 1 minute.

cooking garlic from Herb on Herbs.com

Stir the salsa, orange juice and brown sugar in the skillet and heat to a boil.

orange picante chicken sauce from Herb on Herbs.com

Return the chicken to the skillet.  Reduce the heat to low.

orange picante chicken from Herb on Herbs.com

Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  Serve the chicken and sauce with the rice and a side if you wish.  We chose green beans!

orange picante chicken from Herb on Herbs.com

Pinit

Overall, this recipe is quick and easy (10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook).  It goes great with any side and is great as leftovers!  We give it 4/5 herbs!

Orange Picante Chicken
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Ingredients
  • •1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • •2 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts Halves
  • •2 Cloves of Garlic
  • •3/4 Cup Salsa (we like On the Border - Medium)
  • •1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • •1 Tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar
  • •2 Cups Cooked Rice
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides. While the chicken is cooking, mince the garlic.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet when browned. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Stir the salsa, orange juice and brown sugar in the skillet and heat to a boil.
  6. Return the chicken to the skillet. Reduce the heat to low.
  7. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve the chicken and sauce over rice.

 


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7 comments on “Orange Picante Chicken

  1. My search for new chicken ideas is never-ending. I LOVE THIS!!!

  2. Yum! Looks delish. I love quick and delicious recipes!

  3. Hi Mr. Spice! Cool that you cook too! Now, to get my hubby to do a post on my blog. 🙂 hmm….

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