Orange infused chicken fillets for a speedy tasty meal

Chicken fillets for dinner! I normally cook chicken breasts in a pan with some herbs like rosemary and sage but this time I literally made them swim in orange juice.

I bought 3 perfumed delicious oranges and I poured the juice on my chicken fillets. I must admit this was better than expected. The taste of this chicken was so perfumed and the floral orange notes reminded me of my beloved Sicily which I must visit soon!

This is great for a quick and easy dinner.. try it and let me know what you think.

If you fancy it you can add a dash of white wine which creates a nice contrast with the orange.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 2


  • chicken breasts – 2
  • oranges – 3
  • flour – to coat
  • white wine (optional) – dash
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh salad and tomatoes – to serve


Slice the chicken fillets into strips, roll them in flour and shake them a little to remove excess flour.

Pour a generous drizzle of olive oil in a pan and heat it up. When the oil is hot add the chicken fillets and turn them on all sides in order to brown them well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

When they look nice and golden add the wine (optional) and the juice of the oranges and let it bubble up until the juice will be a little reduced. This should take about 5 minutes.

Serve the chicken with the orange reduction and the salad.


14 thoughts on “Orange infused chicken fillets for a speedy tasty meal

  1. I make this dish quite often as I love it so much. In fact I also pan-cook salmon fillets in the same way with the orange juice – no need to flour in this case. Yummy!


    1. My mum does trout too in the same way and she adds some grated parmesan on top too… strange combo but it works!


  2. Hiya, I made this tonight and was surprised at how a few simple ingredients could taste so delishious and as I was in a hurry, it was so quick and easy to prepare. I added a tsp of grated orange peel. Thanks for this recipe – now I know what to rustle up quickly with a few store cupboard ingredients. Xxxx


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