Chicken in Orange-Riesling Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 273.2
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 133.3 mg
  • Sodium: 780.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 29.6 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 large orange
    4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (2 lb)
    Salt and pepper
    3 tbsp. unsalted butter
    1 shallot, minced
    1/2 c. (4 fl. oz) Riesling or other fruity white wine
    1 tbsp. fresh marjoram, finely chopped


Finely grate 2 teaspoons zest and squeeze 1/4 cup (2 fl oz) juice from the orange; set aside. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and lightly pound with a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy pan to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch (12 mm). Season with salt and pepper.

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt 2 tbsp of the butter. Working in batches if necessary, add the chicken and cook, turning once, until golden on both side and opaque throughout, 6-8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

Melt the remaining 1 tbsp butter in the pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and saute until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add the wine, marjoram, and orange zest and juice. Cook, stirring the scrape up the browned bits on the pan bottom, until the sauce is bubbly and slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Return the chicken and any juices from the plate to the pan and heat through, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer the chicken to a platter, top with the sauce, and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AMYLASS.

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  • This was really good. I would definitely make it again. It's very easy and fast. Only one change--I didn't have marjoram so used fresh parsley instead. - 12/9/09

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