Savory Mandarin Chicken Recipe

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"I serve this tender chicken in a sweet sauce over rice," notes Maureen Readey of Farmingdale, New York. "With fresh broccoli or asparagus, it makes a special meal for company."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 245 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 425mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Place in a greased 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. In a bowl, combine brown sugar and cornstarch; stir in teriyaki sauce, apple juice, oil and garlic. Drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside. Add juice to the teriyaki mixture; pour over chicken. Cover and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Baste chicken with sauce. Cover and cook 2-4 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened. Serve over rice. Garnish with onions and oranges. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Mandarin Chicken in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p51

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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lillybow User ID: 1141272 40069
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"This is delicious, quick and easy. I used chicken thighs & orange juice since it was what I had on hand, and I reduced the teriyaki to 1/4 cup to accomodate my children's tastes. I will definitely make this one again. Thanks for the recipe :)."

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