Spanish Chicken in Orange Sauce

Spanish Chicken in Orange Sauce, Pollo a la Naranja

This is a simple tasty recipe for Spanish Chicken in Orange Sauce.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (filleted)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 carrots (diced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Juice of 3 oranges
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup white wine 
  • Garnish: orange slices

Spanish Chicken in Orange Sauce

  • Total:55 mins
  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:45 mins
  • 4 servings


Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan with a heavy bottom, Fry the chicken breasts, turning so that they brown on both sides, about 15 minutes. When the chicken is well-browned, remove from the pan and set aside.

Dice the carrots and onions.  Put the vegetables in the same frying pan and saute until the onions are brown

Add the orange and lemon juices and the white wine.  Reduce the sauce a bit by simmering for a few minutes. This will strengthen the flavors of the sauce.

Pour the sauce into a food processor or blender and puree. If you prefer a "chunky" sauce, you do not have to puree, so you would skip this step.

Return the sauce to the frying pan. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Return the chicken to the frying pan filled with sauce. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

Place chicken on separate dinner plates and spoon the sauce over each piece. Garnish with orange slices.

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I made this recipe for our evening meal and it was perfect ( I earned some brownie points) ? It was made using just 2 chicken breasts so there was ample sauce for naan bread to dip.


Steve Mango
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Great glad you enjoyed it Steve.

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Well done Steve, glad you enjoyed it. You will find loads of other recipes in this section of the website for even more brownie points lol https://www.benidormseriously.com/when-in-benidorm/food-and-drink/spanish-recipes

Tracy Ann
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I made this tonight, very tasty, but also very orangey (if thats a word). I used 3 large oranges 2 would probably be enough, I also added a chicken stock cube.

There was enough sauce left over for a 2nd batch so that has been frozen for later.

Tracy Ann
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