Chicken breasts adorned with a fresh rosemary rub, then sauteed and braised in a sauce of orange juice, white wine and maple syrup. This wonderfully rich glaze makes an elegant, quick dinner to serve to guests. To serve, place chicken on top of hot cooked rice on each plate and spoon sauce over the top. Wonderful served with steamed asparagus.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Bring orange juice and wine to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat slightly, but keep high enough to continue a low boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in maple syrup and continue boiling for another 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until glossy and just slightly thickened. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl mix together the rosemary, salt and pepper. Rub mixture on both sides of chicken breasts, and set aside.

  • Melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken breasts, cover skillet and saute for about 5 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Pour orange-maple mixture over chicken (mixture will boil and bubble). Reduce heat to simmer; cover and let cook for another 10 minutes, basting occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and sauce has turned into a rich, thick glaze.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; 14.2 g total fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 414 mg sodium. 33.9 g carbohydrates; 27.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I'm the originator of this recipe - glad people like it! Just a note - I NEVER use "maple-flavored syrup" - the folks at AllRecipes must have changed the original recipe I sent them. Always always ALWAYS use real maple syrup. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
This sounded great and I was very excited to make it. Those flavors just didnt work for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
I'm the originator of this recipe - glad people like it! Just a note - I NEVER use "maple-flavored syrup" - the folks at AllRecipes must have changed the original recipe I sent them. Always always ALWAYS use real maple syrup. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Wonderful recipe. The only issue I had with the recipe as written is the glaze needs to be reduced after the chicken is done. I took out the chicken and brought the sauce back up to a boil for about 4-5 minutes until it was a true glaze then simply spooned it over the chicken. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
After I read all the other reviews I made a small change to the recipe. For a serving for four it calls for 1 cup of orange juice I cut this down to 3/4 cup and I held back 1/4 cup of the 3/4 cup of juice to be added later to which I added 1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch. Keeping the sauce at a medium boil for at least 5 mins before you start to cook the chicken and keeping it there until you flip the chicken then add the 1/4 cup of juice with the corn starch and boil another 5 mins. Then add to chicken. It thickens very nicely and is very good even my fussy 10 year old who hates everything liked it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made this SO MUCH faster & easier & it was SPECTACULAR. Instead of cooking whole chicken breasts (which take longer) I cut two large chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. I sprayed a saute pan with Pam & put the chicken in (completely omitted the butter and oil step -- you don't need it). I sprinkled the chicken w/ about 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary and only 1/4 tsp salt & pepper since I had only half the chicken. I sauteed the chicken for about 5 to 7 minutes. I mixed the full amount of sauce ingredients (1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup white wine one cup OJ). I did bring the sauce to a boil only to immediately realized that step did NOTHING for the sauce and was a waste of time & unnecessarily dirtied another pan. So I stopped right away and just poured the uncooked sauce over the chicken. I quickly scraped/deglazed the bottom of the pan to get up all the bits of rosemary & chicken (where all the good flavor settles). I simmered it for about 7 minutes before adding a tablespoon of butter to give the sauce a silky quality. I also grated about a half teaspoon orange zest into the sauce. Finally I used about 1/8 cup orange juice to 1/2 teaspoon corn starch to thicken the sauce. Simmered 1 more minute then served it over mashed potatoes. YUM. Could put over brown rice too. This is right up there with the best of the recipe inspirations I've gotten from this site over the years. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I forgot the wine but made the sauce with just the oj and maple syrup. Wonderful wonderful. Even the kids liked it! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
HELPFUL TIP IF YOU WORK: I always make the chicken ahead of time then stick in my lock&lock container in the fridge so that all I have to do is make the sauce when I come home so the meal is ready in 10 min! I never use the rosemary since husband doesn't like it but I do add lots of mrs. dash on each side while frying. Cutting the chicken to 1/2" thickness also makes this tastes better b/c it cooks faster w/o drying. That way you don't have to worry about the sauce cooking in raw chicken. I always add 1.5T of cornstarch (to part of the orange juice until it dissolves THEN add to saucepan) as soon as I add the syrup and this thickened up REAL good. It's perfect when you're not in the mood to cook but want something that looks like you did a lot. I've used all kinds of syrup and it's all turned out fine! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is by far one of the most tastiest dishes I've ever tried. It is an AWSOME dish and we plan to use it as one of our main dishes on our gourmet banquet menu. This dish will be used for weddings and other events. I would have rated it a 4 star only because of the glaze that I found took a bit to long but the flavor is truly there and I feel it deserves a 5 star so there you go! By the way I used organic fresh rosemary and this picture does this recipe justice and mine came out looking pretty just like in the photo. Ok everyone ENJOY! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious and quite easy to prepare. I made the recipe exactly as stated no substitutions and it was a winner. My husband loved it. I'll definitely be making this again. I served it over couscous with steamed vegetables on the side-- quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal but with lots of flavor and a nice presentation. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Oooh I liked this recipe! I took reviewers' advice and used half the amount of maple syrup and I added some cornstarch to reserved orange juice to put in at the end to thicken the glaze. My husband loved it and thinks I'm an amazing cook...this recipe is easy too. Read More