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Delicious Orange Chicken Recipe
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Delicious Orange Chicken Recipe

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Orange slices add a refreshing twist to tender, juicy baked chicken-a wonderful meal for company. The appealing glaze coats the poultry with tangy sweetness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves (7 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 255 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 757 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine butter, garlic, basil, salt and pepper; drizzle over chicken. Arrange onion and orange slices on top. Bake, uncovered, 50 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, orange juice and soy sauce until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Drain chicken; brush with orange juice mixture. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Delicious Orange Chicken in Country Woman February/March 2008, p30

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 255 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 757 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Delicious Orange Chicken

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"This is an easy and elegant dish. I used boneless chicken breasts so reduced the cooking time to 25 minutes before the sauce and 15 minutes after."

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"I think maybe I did something wrong. It was bad. not much orange taste"

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"My husband and I like spicy food, so I added a tablespoon of finely diced jalapeno peppers to the sauce... fantastic!"

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"It really does taste like Orange. I use boneless breasts though and I also prefer to use Low-sodium soy sauce. The best thing about this recipe is that it looks like more work than it is. It is very easy and super flavorful. LOVE it."

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"Not only did this recipe bring the flavor of the orange through out the chicken, but the gravy was amazing I even had great reviews from the children who loved the additional orange slices with their dinner!"

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