Thursday, March 21, 2013

{Recipe} ~ Orange Skillet Chicken with Fruit Salsa

A.K.A. one of the easiest, most delicious meals ever.

I loved the look of the recipe when I first saw it (so many colors!), but it forced me to cook with things I hardly ever eat (Oranges? They make my hands smell for days. Kiwi? Ew, they're fuzzy. Pomegranate? How in the heck do you de-seed those things?!)

But I decided to give this recipe a try anyway. And it was freaking amazing. And so simple! All I had to do was chop up the fruit (I cheated and bought pomegranate seeds from Trader Joe's) while the chicken cooked in the skillet and I boiled some brown rice on the stove. Instant delicious dinner for the win!

Orange Chicken Skillet with Winter Fruit Salsa
from Iowa Girls Eats

Ingredients:2 chicken breasts
extra virgin olive oil
garlic salt
1 cup orange juice
1 orange (or two small oranges)
2 kiwis, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

  1. Peel then segment orange over a bowl, squeezing leftover juice into bowl. Add kiwi and pomegranate seeds then stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Brush or mist chicken breasts with olive oil then season liberally on both sides with garlic salt and pepper. Saute over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes a side, or until cooked through. Remove to a plate to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Add orange juice to skillet then use a wooden spoon to scrape up brown bits from bottom of skillet. Let orange juice reduce until syrupy. Plate chicken then top with orange pan sauce and winter fruit salsa.


Emily Anderson said...

Hi Charlotte! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Congratulations on passing your CPA--I'm super jealous! Nice to meet you as well =)

Allison said...

Yum this looks delish! Might just have to try it out!