Orange Chicken Skillet Recipe
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Orange Chicken Skillet Recipe

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Lynn starts with Orange Chicken Skillet, a succulent stir-fry that spotlights tender chicken and fresh vegetables. Drop-in guests will think you fussed over the citrus-flavored sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • Hot cooked pasta

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 290 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 375 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, stir-fry the chicken, carrots, green pepper and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; stir in orange juice and chili sauce until smooth. Add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orange Chicken Skillet in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p15

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 Jan. 18, 2014

"This recipe was awful. The sauce was too thick and the mixture of the OJ and chili sauce did not taste well together. Will never make again!"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"The sauce was way too sweet and the flavor wasn't very good."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"Very, very tasty! Family loved it."

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