Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts are delicious, and are so easy to make! Chicken breasts are pan-seared, then covered in a simple orange sauce.
Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts are delicious, and are so easy to make! Chicken breasts are pan-seared, then covered in a simple orange sauce.

Today I want to share with you a simple but lip-smackin’ great recipe for Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts. I came up with this recipe which is CRAZY EASY to make with a few simple ingredients. The best part (besides the taste) is the fact that this dish can be prepared and on the table in under 20 minutes!

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Make The Orange Dijon Sauce- It’s EASY!

Place the orange marmalade, Dijon mustard, water, honey and Tabasco sauce in a small bowl. Stir these ingredients well, to fully combine. This is the sauce that will coat the chicken breasts later. See how absolutely EASY it was to make in just a couple of minutes? Set the sauce aside while you pan-sear the chicken breasts.

Orange marmalade, Dijon mustard, honey, Tabasco and water in a small bowl for mixing the sauce.Once mixed, the orange Dijon sauce is ready to add to the chicken.

Pan-Sear The Chicken Breasts

NOTE: The chicken breasts are fairly small, which is why they will cook faster. I used 4 oz. small boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are each about ¾” thick. FYI-This recipe calls for FOUR chicken breasts, but my photos will only show TWO. Now… moving on.

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, and then lightly season them with salt and pepper. Heat coconut oil (or oil of choice) in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Heat the oil until it is very hot (but not smoking). Carefully add the chicken breasts to the skillet. They should sizzle when they hit the hot skillet. Let them cook on medium-high heat (without moving them) for 3 minutes. 

Flip the chicken breasts to the other side and continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remember- if you are using thicker pieces of chicken, it will take longer to cook them!

Lightly seasoned chicken breasts are pan-seared in hot oil in a skillet.Flipping the chicken half way through cooking ensures golden brown color on both sides.

Add The Sauce

Pour the orange Dijon sauce into the skillet. Keep the heat at MEDIUM temperature, and continue to cook the chicken for 5 more minutes. As it cooks, spoon the sauce on top of each of the pieces of chicken. Continue this process the entire 5 minutes (coating them with the sauce). The sauce will reduce in volume slightly as it cooks.

The orange Dijon sauce is added to the skillet with the browned chicken breasts.

Serve The Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts

When the orange Dijon chicken breasts are “done”, they should have an internal temperature of 165°F. and be fully cooked through. To serve, spoon sauce on top of each chicken breast, and then garnish each piece with chopped parsley and half an orange slice. Serve the chicken immediately while hot, and ENJOY!

That’s it! This truly is a simple, but TASTY recipe for orange Dijon chicken breasts. The sauce has fantastic flavor, the chicken is golden brown and the presentation is simple, but inviting! Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare, which is ALWAYS a win-win in my book! HOORAY!

Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts are garnished with parsley and an orange slice for serving.One of the orange Dijon chicken breasts, garnished and ready to serve.

I really think you’re going to enjoy this simple dish. It really could not be any simpler to make, and always turns out wonderful. I hope you have the opportunity to make it for yourself or those you love. Thanks for stopping by, and please come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day!

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Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 

Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts are delicious, and are so easy to make! Chicken breasts are pan-seared, then covered in a simple orange sauce.

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange Dijon chicken breasts
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 307 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Sauce:
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce (I use Tabasco)
For Chicken:
  • 16 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz. each, ¾" thick recommended)
  • ½ teaspoon salt & pepper (each) to lightly season chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil (or oil of choice)
Optional Garnish: chopped parsley and orange slices (halved)
    Instructions
    1. Place marmalade, Dijon, water, honey and Tabasco in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Set aside.

    2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt/pepper. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat until very hot (but not smoking). Add chicken to skillet (it should sizzle). Cook on medium-high heat (without moving them) for 3 minutes. Flip chicken over; continue to cook 3 more minutes. Remember- if using thicker chicken pieces, it will take longer to cook them through!

    3. Pour sauce into skillet. Continue to cook chicken on MEDIUM heat for 5 minutes. As it cooks, spoon sauce on top of chicken often while it cooks. Sauce will reduce in volume slightly as it cooks. When fully cooked, chicken should have an internal temp. of 165°F. Remove from heat.

    4. To serve, spoon additional sauce over chicken; garnish each piece with chopped parsley and a half slice of an orange. Serve hot, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts
    Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
    Calories 307 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 7g11%
    Saturated Fat 4g25%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 73mg24%
    Sodium 490mg21%
    Potassium 447mg13%
    Carbohydrates 40g13%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 37g41%
    Protein 24g48%
    Vitamin A 62IU1%
    Vitamin C 4mg5%
    Calcium 23mg2%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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