Mandarin Chicken Recipe
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Mandarin Chicken Recipe

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Prompted by a visit from my husband's orange-loving grandmother (she spends winters in Florida), I planned an orangy dinner. Even the main dish fit the theme, with mandarin oranges and orange juice in this savory chicken and rice bake. —Susan West North Grafton, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Paprika and minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 519 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 734 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 starch, 3 lean meat 1-1/2 fruit


  1. Spread rice in a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Top with chicken and mushrooms. Pour orange juice and broth over all. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and rice is tender. Garnish with oranges, paprika and parsley if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Chicken in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"Excellent chicken. I eliminated the mushrooms, and also found that the cooking time was closer to 60 minutes. Very moist and tasty."

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