Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Honey Orange Chicken

In the past few months, things have been a bit more hectic than usual around my house, largely because of numerous doctor's and therapy appointments that take huge chucks of time out of our lives on top of the typical schedule.  So, it has been more important than ever to find recipes that are quick and easy, yet healthy and delicious, too.  This was one of the tastiest, easiest meals I have made in a long time.  It has become one of my go-to chicken recipes.  In the picture, I have the chicken served atop a bed of quinoa and spinach with mandarin oranges, but this chicken can be served in so many ways - with one or the other of those two instead of both, with rice, mixed greens, with side dishes of your choice.  Personally, I like it as part of a salad; I use the sauce as the dressing.

  • 1-2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp ground cumin (the original recipe called for 1 Tbsp, but this was enough for us)
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Pound chicken breasts to half-inch thickness and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine the orange juice, honey, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet and sear chicken on both sides for about 2 minutes each side.
  4. Add the orange juice mixture, cover, and allow to simmer for about 6 minutes.

Difficulty: Super easy
Time: 15 minutes
Source: Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express


  1. I have made this twice since you posted it. So delicious and easy. thanks!

  2. You are absolutely welcome. So glad you like it! I agree - so easy and delicious!