Chicken in balsamic, orange & rosemary sauce

Chicken in balsamic, orange & rosemary sauce

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Cooking time

Takes 25-30 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Low-fat tender chicken in a rich gravy with rosemary and balsamic vinegar

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
259
protein
34g
carbs
11g
fat
9g
saturates
3g
fibre
0g
sugar
5g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 150ml/¼ pint fresh orange juice
  • 150ml/¼ pint chicken stock
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp light muscovado sugar
  • knob of butter
  • orange segments and fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish
  • boiled rice and green salad to serve

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Method

  1. Put the chicken between pieces of cling film and flatten slightly by bashing with a pan. Unwrap and sprinkle on both sides with pepper. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat, then fry the chicken for 5 minutes, turning halfway through.
  2. Pour 2 tbsp vinegar over the chicken, add the orange juice and stock and sprinkle with the rosemary and salt. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and bubble gently for 5 minutes until tender, spooning with the sauce frequently and turning chicken halfway through.
  3. Stir in the sugar, butter and rest of the vinegar, then sizzle for a few minutes until reduced and glossy.
  4. Put the chicken in a serving dish, spoon the sauce over and garnish with orange and rosemary. Serve with rice and a crisp green salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2002

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alisonainsworth's picture
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A real winner with my family!

philinbrighton's picture
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I cooked this dish every week in a chalet for six months! I have to say I actually enjoyed eating it for nearly the whole time (which is saying alot!). I took to browning the chicken on the hob then popping it in the oven for 20/25 minutes in the sauce because it made it loads easier. You then keep the chicken walm and reduce the sauce in a pan.

diane57's picture
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a great dish, itook notice of the strength of the vinegar.when the chicken dish was ready I added a desert spoon of thickening granules and then the sauce was even more delicious!

sirild's picture
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Very nice indeed! I only had a mixed grapefruit/orange juice, but that worked fine. The glaze / sauce turned out to make a nice change for chicken breasts. Will make again!

normariley's picture
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Absolutely love this recipe. I flatten the chicken breast quite a lot, so it cooks in the given time and is really tender.

anniex's picture
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The chicken was beautifully tender, but next time I would probably use a little less vinegar. I don't think I'd bother with a salad next time, either, just rice would work fine.

sweetandsour's picture
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I didn't leave the breast whole but cut it alongside so the slices where not so thick. Like this it took about 5 mins to cook through. I added about another 1 tbs extra sugar to balance the 3 tbs vinegar. The result was excellent and our guest told me to keep the recipe. It's very easy and simple as a mid week recipe and sophisticated enough for a special occasion. All my family loved it including my 2 small kids. Definately a winner!

vickpole's picture
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Very tasty, agree with above re the timings.

bikercelt's picture
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great meal, agree that it takes a bit longer to make though. My family really enjoy it

cehawes's picture
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Agree about extra time needed. Whole family liked this - really tasty and chicken very tender.

flossiemi's picture
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Very easy to make and tastes beautiful.

fifimacca's picture
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Love this recipe! Although Stevemeals is right, chicken does take a bit longer. Would definately make again though, proper tasty!

stevebrennan's picture
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We loved this recipe, but it took about 10 minutes longer to cook the chicken through. I am planning to use this for our next dinner party.

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