Caribbean Orange Chicken

DeLena Feliciano


When I served this to my boyfriend, Jeffrey, he said, "What ever you did to this chicken, do it again!"

If you make extra sauce at the end you can pour it over Spanish rice as a side dish.


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15 Min
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1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
adobo powder (goya w/ saffron)
chili powder to taste
1/4 c
orange juice
2 Tbsp
coconut milk, unsweetened
1 Tbsp
butter, cold

How to Make Caribbean Orange Chicken


  • 1Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  • 2Take the 2 chicken thighs and pull them open and flat, this allows for even and faster cooking.
  • 3Sprinkle Adobo and chili powder to taste on both sides. I usually put most of the seasoning on the top side that would normally have skin, but I use skinless.
  • 4Turn heat up to medium high.
    Place chicken, top side down, in hot pan and brown on that side.
    Turn the chicken over and brown.
  • 5When other side is brown, reduce heat to medium, pour in half the orange juice and the 2 Tbsp. of coconut milk. Cover with a splatter guard and let cook till the juice thickens. (a couple of minutes)
  • 6Add half of the butter.
    Turn the chicken over and move it around to coat in the sauce for about a minute. Then turn upright again, and do the same.
  • 7Check that chicken is cooked through, and remove to serving plate. Juices should run clear, or chicken reaches temperature of 165°.
  • 8Turn heat up to medium high, add the rest of the orange juice and the remaining butter.
    Whisk or scrape up all the yummies off the bottom of the pan and let the sauce reduce to a thick liquid.
    Pour over the chicken and serve.

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About Caribbean Orange Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican

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