Healthy Moroccan Olive and Orange Chicken

Written by FDM

Here is the perfect combination of nutritious food and yumminess in one simple dish. Often referenced as the perfect recipe for the healthy eaters; this Moroccan Chicken with Oranges (in season at the moment) in particular is said to have about 440 calories, 31 g protein, 3 g fiber, and 790 mg sodium.


3 tbsp. olive oil

1 lb. thin chicken-breast cutlets

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1 sm. red onion, sliced

2 lg. navel oranges

1/2 c. pitted green olives, halved


2 c. cooked rice pilaf 


In a skillet, heat olive oil on medium high heat.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; dredge in flour. Cook 3 or 4 minutes or until browned, turning once. Transfer to plate.

Reduce heat to medium. Add red onion. Cook 2 minutes or until browned, stirring once. Squeeze juice of 1 1/2 navel oranges into skillet. Thinly slice remaining 1/2 orange; add to skillet along with green olives and 1/4 cup of water.

Return chicken to skillet. Cook 3 minutes. Scraping browned bits off bottom of pan.

Garnish with parsley. Serve over rice pilaf.


By The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen