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Chicken Brests in Orange sauce

  • 19.07.2005.
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 40 min

A Croat, Dennis Valčić, has been living in Cannbera more than 30 years. Although he runs a fast food restaurant he wrote a “Croatian Cookbook” in his new country, and to his old country he presented himself with a dish coming from Australian cuisine.


  • 8 smaller chicken brests filets
  • 150 ml orange juice
  • 1 grated orange rind
  • 1 orange
  • 20 g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sharp mustard
  • 40 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons Gussnel Dolcela starch flour
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta


  1. 1.
    Make chicken filets thiner, spread over with Vegeta on both sides and brush with mustard.
  2. 2.
    In larger skillet heat the oil and half amount of butter and gently sauté chicken on both sides around 8 minutes. Chicken take out and place on a warm plate.
  3. 3.
    In the same skillet put remaining butter, grated orange rinds, orange juice and sugar and cook stirring for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Add starch fluor mixed with little water and at the end thin slices of peeled orange. Cook shortly altogether and if needed dilute sauce with water, andd some salt.


Arrange chicken filets on the warm plate, put a slice of orrange on each filet and pour over hot sauce. As a side dish, you may serve boiled rice, and according to your wish various boiled vegetables.


Pay attention not to over-sauté chicken filets and make them too dry.

Little secret

Spread Vegeta over chicken filets and leave them marinated for approximately 10 minutes than brush them with mustard.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 944 / 3.946 - -
Fat g 45,57 - -
Carbohydrates g 9,84 - -
Dietary fibre g 0,81 - -
Protein g 117,27 - -
Salt g 0,99 0 0
Vitamin A μg 733,68 18 15
Vitamin D μg 52,64 26 26
Vitamin C mg 16,55 22 18
Niacin mg 72,31 516 362
Potassium mg 1.036,41 28 28
Phosphorus mg 849,48 106 106
Magnesium mg 110,62 37 28

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)