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Honey-Orange Chicken and Pasta Recipe
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Honey-Orange Chicken and Pasta Recipe

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This dish is elegant enough for company and tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. With five children to keep up with, I look for recipes that are easy to prepare. They love this chicken and pasta meal, with its honey orange sauce. I use citrus fruits and juices often in cooking since citrus is plentiful here in Southern California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, halved
  • Hot cooked linguine

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 330 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 857 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute chicken in 2 tablespoons butter until chicken is no longer pink. Sprinkle with the salt, paprika and pepper. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, saute onion in remaining butter until tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, ginger, nutmeg, orange juice and honey; gradually pour over onion. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add olives and chicken. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until chicken is heated through. Serve with linguine. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Honey Orange Chicken in Country April/May 2006, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 330 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 857 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Honey-Orange Chicken and Pasta

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"A neighbor served this recipe to us and we really enjoyed it. An added plus for DH is the lack of a red tomato base.

Question: Is this a "Stand-Alone" type dish OR should a side dish be served with it? What should be served if a side dish is needed?"

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"This recipe is packed with flavor! We omitted the olives.

~ Theresa"

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"My oldest daughter (she is my picky eater) and i loved this recipe. although my husband and youngest daughter didnt care for it as much"

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Fairly quick and produces a sweet tasting pasta dish."

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"I made this dish with rice instead of pasta, and I used tofu instead of chicken. It was delicious. I added a bit more black pepper, and a tiny amount of red pepper, to make it more spicy. I will definitely make it again. It was really easy to make, and very tasty!"

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