Orange Onion Chicken Recipe
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Orange Onion Chicken Recipe

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Folks really enjoy this tasty chicken, It's a light, refreshing dinner that appeals to all palates.—Alcy Thorne, Los Molinos, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 239 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit 1 fat.


  1. In a skillet, brown chicken in oil; drain. Add 1 cup water, orange juice, onion, broth and ginger. Cover and simmer until chicken juices run clear, 20-25 minutes. Remove chicken; keep warm.
  2. Mix cornstarch with remaining water; stir into skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Add the orange sections and heat through. Serve over the chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orange Onion Chicken in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p44

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. 23, 2011

"This needs more orange flavor - the sauce is pretty bland."

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