Easy Citrus Chicken
An easy weeknight main dish with a great kick of flavor!
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
4 boneless chicken breasts
Salt and black pepper
¼ cup flour
1 large orange
1 tablespoon sugar
Put a large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 or 3 minutes. Add olive oil and butter to the skillet and swirl it around.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Put flour on a plate. When the butter foam subsides in the pan, dredge the chicken in flour, shaking to remove the excess.
Add the breasts to the skillet and cook, turning once, until the chicken is browned on both sides and nearly cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. (Chicken should be constantly sizzling but not burning.) Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
Cut the orange in half. Section one of the halves as you would a grapefruit, removing any seeds. Juice the remaining orange half and one lime.
With the heat still on medium-high, add the orange juice, lime juice and sugar to the skillet and let it bubble, stirring, until it is reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
Add the orange sections to the skillet and turn heat to low, stirring, until mixture is slightly thickened.
Return the chicken to the skillet, turn it in the sauce, then serve, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. Cut the remaining lime into wedges for garnish.
- I routinely halve my chicken breasts horizontally to get two thinner pieces. I cooked these for 4 minutes per side.
- Adding the segments wasn't worth it in my mind; i mostly juiced them getting them out of the rind anyway.