Chipotle Orange Chicken

Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 297 kcal


  • 4 6 oz. chicken breasts
  • 4 tsp ground cumin or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chipotle puree
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 roasted red pepper or 1 4 oz. jar Goya pimentos, chopped
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro


  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. 
  • Season chicken on both sides with salt, pepper and cumin. Add the oil to the pan followed by the chicken. Cook for about 2 minutes or until nicely browned. Turn chicken and brown second side, another 2 minutes. 
  • Add the onions to the pan nestling them on parts of the pan that are exposed, or even lift the chicken so that it’s resting on the onions. Cook until softened and beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. 
  • Add the garlic and chipotle and cook another 30 seconds, until aromatic. 
  • Deglaze the pan with orange juice and red peppers. Bring to a simmer and cook another few minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Place chicken on serving plates. Stir cilantro into the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning. Pour over chicken.


Nutrition Information
Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 297 calories, 10 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 10 g carbohydrate, 41 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 6 gm sugar, 418 mg sodium, 99 mg cholesterol.

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