Chicken with Orange and Basil

Chicken with Orange and Basil

Chicken with Orange and Basil


Makes 4 servings


Nonstick cooking spray
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 pounds)
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1 can (6 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 cup sliced fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons dried basil
Crumbled blue cheese (optional)


  1. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Transfer to serving plate; keep warm.
  2. Combine orange juice, wine and orange peel in same skillet; bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes. Stir in onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes more or until onion is tender and sauce is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Reduce heat; stir in oranges and basil. Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle with blue cheese, if desired.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad and sourdough rolls.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with about 1/2 cup of sauce
Calories 254
Calories from Fat 8 %
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 40 g
Sodium 91 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 1
Meat 4

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