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Chicken Breasts with Orange Rhubarb Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
We usually think about strawberries when we think about rhubarb, but this recipe for chicken breasts with orange rhubarb sauce uses rhubarb in a savory dish instead of a dessert. It's reminiscent of apple sauce, but with a much prettier color and a little more tang.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Quick and Easy
Servings: 2
Calories: 462 kcal
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skin-on
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 stalks rhubarb sliced ½-inch thick
  • ½ bulb fennel sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 orange zest and juice
  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and dried thyme.
  2. Pre-heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and sear the chicken breasts well, skin-side down. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside on a plate.
  3. Add the rhubarb and fennel to the pan and sauté for a few minutes. Add the honey and thyme and continue to sauté. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and let it come to a simmer. Add the orange juice and return the chicken to the pan, nestling it down into the vegetables. Cover with a lid and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken breasts).
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan when it is fully cooked or registers 165ºF on an instant read thermometer inserted into the center of the breast. Let the sauce on the stovetop reduce until it is slightly syrupy. Add the orange zest.
  5. Slice the chicken on the bias. Spoon some of the rhubarb sauce on the plate and fan the chicken on top or fan the chicken on the plate first and then top with the sauce. Garnish with fresh thyme.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Breasts with Orange Rhubarb Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 298mg12%
Potassium 1386mg40%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 51.9mg63%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.