Sunshine Chicken Recipe
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Sunshine Chicken Recipe

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This recipe is great to serve for large groups because it can be easily doubled and takes little time or effort to prepare. Even my husband likes to make this chicken dish, and he usually hates to cook!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 chicken breast halves, boned and skinned
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 304 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. Combine curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper; rub over both sides of chicken. In a skillet, combine orange juice, rice, water, brown sugar, mustard and remaining salt. Mix well. Top rice mixture with chicken pieces; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, until all liquid has absorbed, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sunshine Chicken in Country Extra September 1991, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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EmmaTator User ID: 3600806 237616
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Very good, easy and quick. I used Uncle Ben's quick long grain & wild rice."

29mellieG User ID: 8528408 232394
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"I have been looking for this Uncle Ben's recipe AGAIN, for years!! yay!! We Love it too! I add extra S&B Curry & br. sugar and Pineapple chunks and whatever else we're in the mood for! Thanks!!"

jessilyn8508 User ID: 7336216 41177
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"this is a quick and easy recipe too make. the only change i did was instead of using chicken breast, I used chicken tenders ... chicken is awesome :-)"

m12k4 User ID: 7137624 16355
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"I like this dish very much."

JASMFS User ID: 1167755 29129
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"My wife has been making this for several years and is certainly a family favorite."

JGordon211507 User ID: 6813009 40191
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"Whole family loved this!"

ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 38616
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"I didn`t like because it was dry, savory from juice and not enough flavor."

visions of sugarplums User ID: 5573074 41175
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"This dish was delicious! The curry taste is very strong, so don't overdo it."

Isolda User ID: 2915263 41171
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"My husband says this is his new favorite dish. The rest of my family and I also like it so I'm sure I will be making it again soon."

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