Orange and Black Pepper Poached Chicken

Here is a flavourful and unique way to prepare chicken? Try this Orange and Black Pepper Poached Chicken recipe! It’s a delicious combination of juicy chicken breasts infused with the zesty flavours of orange and the subtle heat of black pepper. Perfect for a cozy weeknight dinner or an impressive weekend meal, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household. With minimal ingredients and straightforward preparation, you can whip up a gourmet meal without spending hours in the kitchen.


(serves 4)

  • 4 medium chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Coat a rectangular baking dish with a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking.


In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, minced garlic, orange zest, orange juice, sea salt, and black pepper.

Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place the chicken breasts on top of the broth.

Pour the orange mixture evenly over the chicken breasts.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. About halfway through the cooking time, remove the chicken from the oven and baste it with the pan juices using a pastry brush.

When the chicken is fully cooked, baste one last time, then remove from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

For a complete and satisfying meal, serve this Orange and Black Pepper Poached Chicken with bok choy and mushrooms or your favourite roasted vegetables. The vibrant flavours of the chicken pair wonderfully with the freshness of the vegetables, creating a well-balanced and delicious dish.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoy this flavourful Orange and Black Pepper Poached Chicken! Leave me a comment below and let me know how you like it. Happy Cooking! I love hearing from you. Another dish you might like is my Chilli Spiced Chicken Bites!


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