Skillet Orange Chicken With Leeks

April 3, 2018

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This week we have a light citrus chicken that packs a protein punch!

At Carrington Medical Spa we believe that healthy meals can be delicious and easy!

Skillet Orange Chicken

6 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 leeks

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 Tbsp olive oil

3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth

2 tsp minced fresh rosemary

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

2 naval oranges, sectioned


Cut leeks in half lengthwise, and thinly slice white and the light green parts only.   Rinse in cold water and drain.  Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.  Cook in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 4 minutes per side or until browned.  Remove from skillet.  Add leeks to skillet cook, stirring often, until tender.  Add broth, orange juice, rosemary, and chicken.  Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is done.  Stir in orange segments.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition At A Glance:

Per serving: Calories 296; Fat 9 g; Protein 40 g; Carbohydrate 12 g; Fiber 2 g; Sodium 286 mg.

A great addition to this meal is steamed broccoli.  Serve it with a dash of sea salt and orange zest for a complimentary side dish.