Pollo a la Naranja - Orange Chicken

Pollo a la Naranja - Orange Chicken - This chicken recipe will leave you fascinated. It has a perfect balance of sweetness and a touch of acid.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword Chicken with Oranges, orange chicken, Pollo con Naranja


  • 4 lb broiler chicken, cut into pieces
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • tsp cinnamon
  • tsp ground cloves
  • 3 tbsp salad oil
  • 2 each whole cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • tsp saffron (optional)
  • 2 tbsp seedless raisins (optional)
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 3 ea Valencia oranges, peeled and sliced


  • Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • In a large skillet brown the chicken in oil over moderately high heat.
  • Add garlic and onion
  • continue cooking until chicken is brown but not crusted.
  • Add orange juice, water, saffron, raisins, and capers.
  • Cover and cook over low heat until chicken is tender, about 40 minutes.
  • Add almonds 5 minutes before serving.
  • remove garlic. Decorate with orange slices.