Blood Orange Chicken


I am so in love with this blood orange recipe! I set out to create a dish that highlighted blood oranges' deep citrus flavor and absolutely beautiful coloring! However, this dish can be made with navel oranges as well, if blood oranges are out of season. Pairs really well with some fresh steamed vegetables for a healthy dinner!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 45 mins


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 blood oranges, juiced

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ onion, minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 3 blood oranges, juiced

  • ¾ cup chicken stock

  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Place chicken breasts into a baking dish. Squeeze juice of 2 blood oranges over chicken. Marinate from 12 to 24 hours; drain and discard used marinade.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season each chicken breast with salt and black pepper. Brown chicken in hot oil on both sides, about 4 minutes per side; transfer to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.

  3. Melt butter in a clean skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in melted butter until onion is translucent and garlic has begun to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in juice of 3 blood oranges, chicken stock, white wine, and parsley. Bring mixture to a boil. Return chicken breasts to the skillet, reduce heat to low, and cover. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 7 minutes per side.

  4. Place chicken on serving plates, leaving pan juices; dissolve honey in the pan juices and simmer sauce until thickened, about 2 minutes. Spoon sauce over chicken breasts to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
19g Fat
19g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 55mg 275%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 413mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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