Skip to content

pan roasted orange balsamic chicken.

Seems for many of us some of the best weeknight dinners are the ones that are tasty and nutritious, not too fussy and easy to prepare with minimal prep work.  After all, likely you’re either getting home in the evening with precious few minutes to get a meal on the table or you’ve been racing around all day long and feel exhausted by 6pm.  Can you relate?

Well you’re in luck.

Here’s a recipe you can whip up fairly easily, in about 20 minutes, and using ingredients you likely already have on hand.  And since this flavorful roasted orange chicken is topped with arugula, you might even call it a complete meal for around $1.50 per person.  Booyah!

Here are the ingredients – chicken, balsamic vinegar, orange marmalade, arugula…actually there’s rosemary too but I snapped this shot before harvesting a couple sprigs from the front little garden of our community.  Don’t judge, I pay my homeowners association dues…:)

Mix up the vinegar, stock and marmalade and then pour on the chicken…

Roast about 15 minutes and you’re done.  So easy.  So simple.  So good.

Pan Roasted Orange Balsamic Chicken

(adapted from Rachael Ray’s Look and Cook, serves 4)

What You’ll Need:

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

salt and pepper

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

2 springs of fresh rosemary, chopped

1/4 cup orange marmalade

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup chicken stock

2 scallions, chopped

4 cups arugula


In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.  Add the chicken to the pan and brown for 5 minutes.  Turn the chicken and season with rosemary.  Cook 5 minutes more.

Stir together the marmalade, vinegar, and stock and pour over the chicken.  Let the sauce thicken slightly, about 3-5 minutes, until it becomes like a thin glaze. Add the scallions and cook 1 more minute.  Slice the chicken and serve the pieces topped with arugula.

TOTAL:  $6.22 or $1.56 per serving.

Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs?  Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.


393 calories per serving

13 grams of fat

13 carbs

50 grams protein

If you give it a try, have any pics to share, or have a recipe you’d like me to “frugalize” let me know!  Find me on Facebook or Twitter.

Join the Frugal Foodie Family Food Blog Community on Facebook

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. The combo of flavors in the sauce sounds amazing!

    March 29, 2012
  2. This does sound amazing – I’ve never used balsamic in such a way, I’m just boring 😀

    March 30, 2012
  3. I made this last night and it was really good! I doubled the sauce and added a few cloves of minced garlic. This recipe is healthy and delicious! Will be making it again! Thank you!

    April 4, 2012
    • Fabulous! Thanks for the feedback and I’ll have to toss in some garlic myself next time!

      April 4, 2012

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Feast #3: Pan Roasted Orange Balsamic Chicken With Sauteed Zucchini « 1Alive

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: