Orange-Cinnamon Chicken Recipe -
Orange-Cinnamon Chicken Recipe

Orange-Cinnamon Chicken

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"The flavors of orange with the surprise ingredient of cinnamon combine with chicken browned in butter to make a sumptuous yet simple dish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken on both sides in the hot butter until golden brown on both sides, about 10 minutes; place the chicken into a shallow baking dish. Stir the flour, cinnamon, and orange juice into the skillet. Bring to boil, and cook until thickened. Season with salt to taste, then pour over the chicken breasts in the baking dish. Cover the chicken breasts with orange slices.
  3. Bake the chicken breasts in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 03, 2011

I did not put this in the oven...simply browned the chicken, took it out of the pan, made the sauce and then returned the chicken to the pan w/ the sauce to continue cooking. I used a home-grown orange, so it was a little tart. Thus, I added a little Splenda. I would double the sauce next time to have enough to serve over rice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 19, 2011

I added extra Cinnamon as a suggestion by other members. I notced adding more seems to thicken the sauce to much so then I had to add a bit more OJ. The ending result was okay, but I still could not taste much of the cinnamon. I may have to give this one another try. While the chicken was moist, the flavor just wasn't what I expected.

Mar 12, 2010

This is the best recipe I have found on this site. My husband likes my cooking different recipes, but the kids make it difficult. I have two extremely picky children and they not only loved it, but requested it again this week. And as a bonus it prepares and cooks quickly so I can make when I get home from work with no preping the night before.

Mar 26, 2010

I doubled the cinnamon and added a couple TBSP of maple syrup as suggested by some of the other reviews and this dish turned out delicious. I think next time I'll try adding some raisins or prunes toward the end of baking.

Mar 04, 2010

This recipe was quick, easy, inexpensive and very tasty. I would make this for company.

Jun 21, 2010

Me and my little sister had this as the main dish for our parents on their anniversary and they really liked it. we didn't have oranges so we used orange peel seasoning instead and it turned out awesome.

Apr 16, 2009

it was really good, but i couldn't really taste the cinnamon as much as i thought i would.

Dec 20, 2010

Wow this is really good. I had a couple of oranges I needed to use up and wanted chicken so when I found this recipe I was happy :) The cinnamon was a nice addition to the chicken and I was happily surprised that my family really liked this, I wasn't sure they would. When I served it I poured the sauce in the bottom of the pan over the chicken to give it a little extra boost of flavor. Served with brown rice and baked apples. Thanks I'll be making this again!


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  • Calories
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 25.2 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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