Updated Nov 24, 2014Chatelaine
- Melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. When butter is bubbly, add chicken. Cook until golden brown, 4 minutes per side. Stir in juice. Simmer uncovered, turning often, until chicken feels springy when pressed, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir salsa into sauce. Continue simmering until salsa is heated through, 1 minute. Place chicken on plates and pour sauce overtop. Shred basil and sprinkle overtop. Great with boiled baby potatoes and snow peas or steamed broccoli.
When developing this recipe, we thought about calling it Desperation Chicken since it was created from the leftovers of an almost-empty fridge: a few spoonfuls of salsa, the last drops of orange juice and a couple of chicken breasts. Now we consider it a culinary coup because we loved it so much! It’s an incredibly easy dinner for two.