Orange Chicken with Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Orange Chicken with Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Orange peel and pineapple juice lend a fruity flavor to this super chicken and sweet potato combo. Served over rice, this appealing entree is bound to win you compliments. —Vicki Smith, Okeechobee, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Layer sweet potatoes in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2/3 cup flour and seasonings; add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in butter for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Arrange chicken over sweet potatoes.
  3. Place remaining flour in a small bowl. Stir in the soup, pineapple juice, brown sugar and orange peel until blended. Add mushrooms; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until meat is tender and potatoes are tender. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orange Chicken with Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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SandyJ932 User ID: 2473778 171862
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012


skeller71 User ID: 3214728 85243
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"Despite the previous reviews, the list of ingredients seemed like it would taste good. Boy was I wrong! It was terrible. The cream sauce just doesn't have any flavor and there isn't enough to cover the chicken. We didn't even save the leftovers. : ("

jillbu User ID: 3909127 102602
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

"This recipe was awful, my husband, who the 6 kids call the garbage can since he will eat anything, took a few bites and looked at me and said, this is awful."

anp131s User ID: 3182667 157576
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009

"My husband and I are pretty adventurous eaters, but this one got thrown out. The blend of the flavors did not work for either one of us."

Flowerdew Hundred User ID: 855545 170674
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"I tried this dish becuse I couldn't imagine what it would taste like - well, it is delicious ! So fresh tasting and the chicken was so moist and tender. It does require more prep than most slow cooker recipes, with the flouring and browning of the chicken and the peeling of the potatoes, but my husband's obvious delight while he was eating made it more than worth the extra prep time. Serving it over rice really worked well. The textures and flavors blend well. Will have a request for this again soon, I'm sure!"

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