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Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Sauteed Chicken with Ancho-Orange Sauce





Sauteed Chicken with Ancho-Orange Sauce

Courtesy of Station 7 Retired Firefighter Mark Walkley


  • 6 dried ancho chilies
  • 12 skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 bunches green onion, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 6 cups orange juice
  • 2 bunches cilantro, chopped
  • flour for frying


  1. Soak the chilies in warm water for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain, discard the stems and seeds, and mince the rest.
  3. Season the flour well with salt and pepper.
  4. Dredge the meat.
  5. Brown the meat and transfer to a baking pan (keep warm).
  6. Remove excess oil from the frying pan.
  7. Cook the onions over moderate heat until softened.
  8. Add lime juice and cook until almost evaporated.
  9. Add minced ancho and sauté a minute.
  10. Add orange juice, season with salt and part of the cilantro.
  11. Cook until reduced by half.
  12. Pour over meat and garnish with the remaining cilantro.
  13. Bake uncovered until meat is done.


Check out Portland Fire & Rescue's previous Firehouse Recipes of the Week:


  Portland Fire & Rescue 

  We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  October 20, 2010


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