November 25 2020

Chicken in an orange sauce

Winter

The delicacy of white meat meets
the color and flavor of citrus.

Orange brings flavor, color and a touch of extra wellness to your dishes: in addition to vitamin C it contains flavonoids which improve blood circulation.

Recipe designed by Chef Simone Garelli of Felsinea Ristorazione for the Ducati canteen.


Serves four

  • Chicken breast – 400 g (around two and a half breasts)
  • Half an onion
  • Squeezed juice of 1 orange
  • Orange zest – 40 g
  • Plain flour – 20 g
  • Parsley to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp


Nutritional information
Per serving: 257 Kcal


Environmental Impact

Per serving: 
442 grams CO2 equivalence - carbon footprint
484 litres - water footprint

This recipe’s environmental sustainability level is: Good.

To remain environmentally sustainable at each meal, our advice is to keep within 1000 grams of CO2 equivalence (carbon footprint) and 1000 litres of virtual water (water footprint). Remember that animal proteins (meat, cheese, fish and eggs) have a greater impact than grains, beans, pulses and vegetables. Vegetable sides generally have a low environmental impact, equivalent to around 100 grams of CO2, including dressing.



Method

Chop up the half onion and sauté for a few minutes in a frying pan with the two tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Dice the chicken breast and add to the onion, together with salt if needed. Cook for around 10 minutes.

At this point douse the chicken with the orange juice and half a glass of water and cook.

If necessary, thicken the sauce while it’s still boiling with a little roux made by mixing flour and oil in a bowl until you get a smooth, lump-free mixture.

The Chef’s Advice

For an extra touch of color and flavor add a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley and grated or chopped orange zest to the dish when it is cooked.

Nutritional Advice

Orange, and citrus in general, is known for its vitamin C content. It is less generally known that it also contains hesperidin, a flavonoid which is present in the zest and improves blood circulation. Another good reason to use every single part of the fruit with zero waste!

Environmental Advice

Reduce your consumption of meat, especially red and processed meats.

Chicken-based mains have good sustainability levels because white meat’s environmental impact is lower than that of red meat such as beef, lamb and pork. So white meat can be eaten 2 or 3 times a week in a sustainable, balanced diet.

Chicken in an orange sauce

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