{Midweek Meal} Orange Chicken with Olives

1 August 2012

This meal is a forgotten family favourite I hadn’t made in a while. As unappealing as it is to stand over a hot stove in the height of summer, the oranges in this do give it a nice and refreshing taste.

Ingredients (serves 3-4)

  • vegetable oil
  • 1 crushed clove garlic
  • 400g diced chicken breast
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (ca. 400g)
  • 200ml orange juice
  • 1 large orange
  • two dozen black pitted olives
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 handful chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  • Fry the garlic in the oil for a couple of minutes on a medium heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook until browned all over.
  • Add the tin of tomatoes and the orange juice and leave to cook on a low heat until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Peel the orange, removing all the white pith, divide into segments and then chop into pieces.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, stir in the orange pieces, olives and parsley.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve on a bed of rice.

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