Chicken Breast with Orange Thyme Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 275.1
  • Total Fat: 19.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 87.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1,053.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 23.7 g

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This is an unusual but delicious dish to serve on those days when you just want something different. This is an unusual but delicious dish to serve on those days when you just want something different.
Number of Servings: 8


    8 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
    4 tbsp butter, unsalted
    4 tbsp olive oil
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 cup orange juice
    2 cups chicken broth
    2 sprigs thyme
    4 tbsp butter, unsalted, cut into bits


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Put 2 tbsp of the butter and 2 tbsp of olive oil into a large heavy skillet and place it over high heat for 2 minutes. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place 4 of the breasts in the pan and sear for 1 minute or until golden brown. Turn the breasts over and repeat on other side. Remove to a baking dish and repeat with 2 tbsp butter, remaining 2 tbsp olive oil and chicken breasts. Place the baking dish into the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 170 degrees F.

Meanwhile, add orange juice, chicken broth and thyme to the hot skillet. Cook until reduced by about 3/4 (sauce should coat the back of a spoon). Right before serving, whisk in the remaining 4 tbsp butter. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve chicken with the sauce spooned over the top.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEL4ME.

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  • This is SOOOO good! I also added more OJ, the flavor is tangy and wonderful! My husband, who is an extremely picky eater, told me multiple times how good it was! - 3/13/10

    Reply from MEL4ME (9/25/10)
    I am so glad you liked it. Thanks for the review.

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  • Very good recipe. Next time I would add a little more oj and a little less chix broth for more orange flavor. Also, I cooked the chicken in the oven for 22 mins and only got to 150 degrees but no pink so we ate it and are still alive. :) - 1/8/10

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  • Another awesome recipe. I like mine smothered with the sauce. - 9/26/09

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