Citrus Chicken

This is a Super Easy Recipe I whipped up last night, that I just have to share. I served this with wild rice and roasted fennel, and let me tell you all these flavors really came together to make one very quick and easy dinner.

Ingredients:

4 Chicken Breast, skinless and boneless

salt and pepper

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tbsp butter

2-4 Oranges, Supremed (using a sharp knife slice off the top and bottom of each orange, then following the natural curve of the orange  from top to bottom, using the knife remove the outer skin and pith, once you have that removed, cut out each segment of orange into a bowl leaving the membrane of each section behind. Squeeze all the extra juice and pulp from the orange into the bowl. discard the core and pithy part left in your hand.) set this aside.

1 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp butter

Directions:

  1. Heat a 3qt Saute pan, or 12 inch stainless fry pan, on high heat
  2. Add the EVOO and 1 Tbsp butter
  3. Salt and pepper both sides of your chicken breast well, not a time to be shy.
  4. Place each chicken breast into your pan and depending on the thickness cook 8-10 minutes per side, or until no longer raw in the center.
  5. Remove the cooked chicken breast to a plate
  6. Add in the Orange segments and all their juice, Sugar, and 1 Tbsp butter- stir to combine with all the pan juices.
  7. Add back in your Chicken and cook another 1-2 minutes while basting the chicken in the sauce, if you like it saucier then add in some chicken broth or evan water and cook until you reach your desired consistancy.

 

Michelle Day

Michelle Day has been cooking and baking since she was old enough to hold a whisk. Michelle is an expert cook and her passion for cooking and entertaining has never wavered. At the age of 10 Michelle’s Family started a bakery in Simsbury CT, where Michelle got her first taste of running a food service business. In 1994 Michelle moved to New York City, where, she found her true passion in baking. In 2001 she started “The Catering Divas” Catering business. Serving the Upper East Side, she catered numerous small dinner and cocktail parties. Her passion and attention to detail won her the attention of some of New York’s Elite. Back at home in Connecticut, Michelle is a well known culinary instructor and her cake decorating skills jump-started a side business — Devine Cake Designs — where clients clamor for her inspired and beautifully artistic designs. After 15 years in the culinary industry, Michelle’s love of cooking, baking and children, has lead to her to her newest career, offering personalized family cooking classes and creating a TV show, digital broadcasts and Cook Books like no other. Kids and a Cook is all about healthy, fun, and easy meals for kids and their families. Michelle credits her parents with her success and her love of food, helping to create so many memories being in the kitchen with them as a child. Her goal is to have a show to help viewers create the same memories with their families. A show for the kids, and by the kids, with the “cook” there as guidance. Michelle’s featured co-host is an energetic, precocious 9-year-old named Elisabeth. Although a finicky eater, Elisabeth still loves to cook in the kitchen and learn about ingredients and how to mix them to make tasty dishes. Come join us — as you and Elisabeth learn easy recipes and explore culinary adventures. Michelle Day is available for lectures and cooking demonstrations. Please contact us through this website.

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