Want to freshen up your summer? Try this Italian Orange Chicken!
2-3 boneless chicken breasts, halved
½ cup parmesan cheese
½ cup flour
1 orange sliced into thin rounds
1 cup orange juice
1 cup chicken stock
1 garlic clove smashed
2 shallots minced
2 tsp. honey
Salt and pepper
2 lbs. sweet potatoes cut into ½ in. cubes
Olive oil for drizzling
1 tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Italian Herb Blend
1 Tbsp. plus 1 ½ tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Basil
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the sweet potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and the Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Italian Blend. Season with salt and pepper. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet and roast in the oven 30-40 minutes, or until tender.
Meanwhile place the chicken pieces on a cutting board and cover with a layer of plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet to pound the chicken until no thicker than ½ inch. Season pounded chicken with salt and pepper.
In a pie pan stir together the parmesan, flour, and 1 Tbsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Basil. Lightly coat the chicken with the flour mixture. Heat 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Pan fry the coated chicken until golden brown on both sides. You will have to do this in batches. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. Throw the orange slices, garlic clove, shallots, and remaining 1 ½ tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Basil into the hot pan. Stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the orange juice and chicken stock, scraping the browned bits off the bottom as you stir. Return the chicken to the pan. Lower the heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Simmer 20 minutes. Remove chicken to a serving platter and garnish with the cooked orange slices.
To the pan sauce add the honey. Salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve with a side of the roasted sweet potatoes.