Healthy Chicken Breast Recipe

Try this quick and easy low calorie, healthy chicken breast recipe you can prepare in under 30 minutes.

Served with oranges, this roast chicken breast meal provides a good source of of nutrition to your diet, particularly vitamin C. It can be served with a couscous salad for a light and tasty meal.

About healthy chicken breast recipe

You'll need boneless and skinned chicken breasts. Ensure they are fresh and not previously frozen.

Orange and Tarragon Chicken

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: : 20 - 25 minutes
  • Serves 4:

  • 4 boned, skinned chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp spoon olive oil
  • 8 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 oranges
  • 150ml (qtr pt) chicken stock
  • half tsp tomato puree
  • l tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • Salt and pepper


  • Heat oil in frying pan and brown chicken breasts and shallots until golden brown on all sides

  • Finely grate rind from 1 orange, then peel both oranges removing the white pith. Remove membrane from fruit segments and reserve all juices

  • Mix together orange rind, juice, stock and tomato puree and add to pan. Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes, turning chicken breast twice

  • Add orange segments, tarragon and seasoning. Warm through gently

  • Slice and fan out chicken breasts. Spoon oranges and shallots over chicken. Cook sauce until reduced to a syrup. Spoon over chicken

  • Serve with couscous combined with chopped raw peppers and cucumber or boiled brown rice with sweetcorn


    Your healthy chicken breast recipe is low calorie - approximately 240 calories per serving.

    Including couscous or brown rice, (both of which are fibre-rich foods), making a healthy addition to your diet . Chicken breast is also a good low fat alternative to red meat. Combined with orange, your meal provide a good source of nutrition and vitamin C.

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