Tropical Mandarin Chicken Recipe
“This tropical medley was a favorite of my mother-in-law,” writes Lynda Heminger from Yankton, South Dakota. “She's since passed away, but I love to make it for my father-in-law-it was their special dish. Because it's fast and delicious, it's also ideal for company.”
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1-1/2 cups orange juice
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Hot cooked rice, optional
- Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove chicken and keep warm.
- In a small bowl, combine flour and broth until smooth; stir into skillet. Add the orange juice, peppers, oranges, pineapple, raisins, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p30
This recipe pairs well with a light white wine.
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