Fiesta chicken saute

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5 min


2 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes
Fiesta chicken saute

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil


  • Melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. When butter is bubbly, add chicken. Cook until golden brown, 4 minutes per side. Stir in juice. Simmer uncovered, turning often, until chicken feels springy when pressed, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir salsa into sauce. Continue simmering until salsa is heated through, 1 minute. Place chicken on plates and pour sauce overtop. Shred basil and sprinkle overtop. Great with boiled baby potatoes and snow peas or steamed broccoli.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 233,
  • Protein
  • 31.2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 204 mg.

When developing this recipe, we thought about calling it Desperation Chicken since it was created from the leftovers of an almost-empty fridge: a few spoonfuls of salsa, the last drops of orange juice and a couple of chicken breasts. Now we consider it a culinary coup because we loved it so much! It’s an incredibly easy dinner for two.