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Orange Chicken Recipe
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Orange Chicken Recipe

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I found this recipe several years ago while looking for a new way to prepare chicken. My husband, daughter and I live on a small farm in the mountains of north Georgia. This has become our favorite evening meal dish. —Betty Sexton, Blairsville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Orange slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 241 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 544 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, beat egg and orange juice. In another bowl, combine stuffing mix, paprika, orange peel and salt.
  2. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in crumbs, turning to coat well. Pour butter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place chicken in baking dish, turning once to butter both sides.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Garnish with orange slices if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Orange Chicken in Country April/May 1994, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 241 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 544 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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 May. 1, 2015

"Made this last night. Crazy good. The whole family loved it and we have some very picky eaters. Pounded the chicken breasts first, but followed the recipe exactly. Just had some left over for lunch and it was still great!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"I made this with chicken tenderloins and it was absolutely delicious. Even my 5 grandchildren, ages 7 to 12, really liked it. I did not put the orange peel in, but when I make it for my husband and I, I will try this. Thanks, Sukie"

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"Great quick dinner. I used fresh squeezed oj & added diced jalape?o & fennel before baking. Adds a nice heat/pepper flavor. Will definitely make again. A real hit!!!!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"Don't like the idea of chicken roasting in an oily pan, so placed chicken on cooling rack in oven to cook. Works great. Recipe is yummy!"

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"GREAT FLAVOR!"

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