Citrus Chicken and Rice Recipe
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Citrus Chicken and Rice Recipe

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Bold-flavored ingredients are tempered by the taste of oranges, creating a mouthwatering dish that's guaranteed to impress.—Barbara Easton, N-Vancouver, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 medium oranges, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 342 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 1016mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein


  1. Place oranges and green pepper in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Top with chicken. Combine the next seven ingredients; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Citrus Chicken in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009, p17

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"After reading the reviews, I peeled the oranges. This would be much better in a skillet, I think. The chicken just dried out entirely too much in the crockpot. I used pineapple juice instead of orange because it's what I had on hand, and a red pepper because of preference. I also thickened the sauce with a little cornstarch."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Have not made this chicken in such a long, long time so it's time to again. Seem to recall peeling orange beforehand."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"I read the reviews, I made it anyway... edible but not good. The chicken dried out, the orange rind was bitter. It's a waste of time and ingredients. I thought with Taste of Home's backing it couldn't be bad... IT WAS! I am disappointed in TOH!"

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"We loved it. I peeled the oranges before cooking, and left everything else the exact way stated and it turned out great!"

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"Citrus chicken turns out beautifully and tastes delicious. The only thing I do that is not in the recipe is I peel the oranges as I do not like the taste if the orange peel is in with the chicken while it cooks. It's a keeper and definitely going in my recipe box."

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