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Chicken with Orange Jalapeno Sauce

Staff Writer
Emily Jacobs

Spice up your chicken with this easy sauce filled with bold citrus flavors. This is a great recipe to use leftover chicken. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 Cup chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pasta, cooked
  • Cilantro, for garnish


Heat coconut oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and jalapeño. Cook for 3 minutes until softened. Add in the chicken stock and reduce. Add in the chicken pieces and cook until heated through and chicken stock is reduced by half. Add in the orange juice, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce and chicken over pasta and garnish with cilantro.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.