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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 Jun. 9, 2015

"Made this tonight. It was a hit. Didn't have an orange on hand, but will definitely add the orange peel next time. Fortunately, I had leftover stuffing mix with herbs in the freezer. Adding the stuffing mix to my pantry staples. No leftovers, making more next time!"

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"I had trouble with the chicken being too dry - but I had omitted the butter and used cooking spray as someone else suggested. Next time I'll use the butter and I bet it won't be as dry! The orange flavor was very nice and hubby liked this one a lot. :)"

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Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"I will admit to being a little skeptical about this recipe with the orange juice in it, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good this chicken really was. I did not add the orange peel, but used all the other ingredients. It was done at about 38 minutes."

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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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