Chicken with Mandarin Salsa Recipe
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Chicken with Mandarin Salsa Recipe

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When I have some leftover veggies, I dress the salsa up a little with some diced green onions and bell peppers. If you like a spicier sauce, add cayenne pepper to the skillet. —Aysha Shurman, Ammon, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-2/3 cups hot cooked brown rice

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup chicken mixture with 2/3 cup cooked rice equals 453 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. Drain oranges, reserving 1/4 cup juice. For salsa, in a large bowl, combine oranges, pecans, onion and cilantro.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in reserved juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Top with salsa; serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Mandarin Salsa in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup chicken mixture with 2/3 cup cooked rice equals 453 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"Amazingly quick to fix, and so delicious, this will become one of those "go to" recipes when you forgot to plan what's for dinner. I used frozen chicken strips. As a volunteer field editor, I give this recipe a 5 star rating."

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