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Recipe: Orange Chicken with Peas with doTERRA Wild Orange and Rosemary Oils

on April 2, 2013
Orange Chicken with Peas

Orange Chicken with Peas

It was time to head into the kitchen again.  My Roomie had a long week so for her day off I took a look at what we had in the pantry, surveyed my available ingestible Essential Oils and planned what turned out to be a pretty tasty dinner.  Follow along and find out that it is pretty easy too! Living in California, I am so fortunate to have an abundance of fresh picked oranges at my fingertips, thanks to a wonderfully generous massage client. The flavor is so much more rounded than anything I have ever tasted from the grocery store! This is where using the doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil will help in your recipe, to pump up the flavor quotient for you. Trust me – one drop is all you’ll need.


  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup cubed chicken breast
  • 1/2 shallot or 3 boiler onions, cut up
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cooked peas
  • 1/2 large orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 drop doTERRA Rosemary Essential Oil (optional)
  • 1 drop doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil (optional)
  • 1 package Near East® Sundried Tomato & Basil Rice Mix, prepared according to box directions
  1. Heat Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  2. Add chicken and onion, heat until chicken is cooked through, stirring as needed
  3. Salt/Pepper to taste
  4. Add peas and orange slices
  5. Keep warm over low heat, stirring as needed
  6. Combine marmalade, orange juice and water in a small saucepan
  7. Simmer until blended and reduced about 50%. It should be like syrup when ready
  8. Pour marmalade mixture over chicken and peas, mix well. Remove from heat
  9. Add Essential Oils, stir well
  10. Serve over rice mix, garnish with an orange slice if desired

Not only will you have a plate full of complimentary flavors, you’ll also get the added health benefits of the Essential Oils added at the end.  Wild Orange EO is energizing and revitalizing*.  Rosemary EO has been revered by healers for centuries for its digestive uses*.  These two EOs have been deemed GRAS (generally recognized as safe for ingesting) by the FDA.  Not all Essential Oils are safe for cooking with – I use and recommend doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils!

Let me know what you think in the comments section below!  Also, do you have a favorite recipe using Essential Oils?  I’d love to hear about that, too!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


4 responses to “Recipe: Orange Chicken with Peas with doTERRA Wild Orange and Rosemary Oils

  1. It looks really healthy! We’re big fans of rosemary, but we mainly use fresh or dried, in a pinch. Sounds like it’s worth pairing it with orange sometime!

    • dogbreedz says:

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! This really is a nice combination (the orange with the rosemary). My taste buds don’t get bored with this one! While I love my fresh herbs, I do enjoy the extra health benefits of using the essential oils (oils are 70x more powerful than the herbs). And I don’t get rosemary stuck in my teeth (smile)! I can’t wait to hear what you think after you try it …

      • Wow, 70 times more powerful?? That’s amazing! And what a great perk — I ALWAYS get green things stuck between my teeth!

      • dogbreedz says:

        To be more accurate: 50% – 70% more concentrated. That’s why a pinch or more of a fresh herb might be replaced by only one (or part of one) drop of ingestible EO. They really pack a punch : )-

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