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Mandarin Chicken Bites

 Mandarin Chicken Bites
Instead of a big Christmas meal, our family enjoys nibbling on an all-day appetizer buffet. Each year we present tempting new dishes alongside our favorites. This is one of those tried-and-true dishes that's a "must." —Susannah Yinger, Canal Winchester, Ohio
12-15 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour,salt and pepper.
  • Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • In a skillet, brown chicken in butter until no longer pink. In a
  • small saucepan, combine the oranges, marmalade and tarragon; bring
  • to a boil. Pour over chicken; stir gently to coat. Serve warm with
  • toothpicks. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 124 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.