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Curry Citrus Chicken

To brighten dark midwinter days, Marcy Hall relies on her mouthwatering microwave chicken with its sunny splash of citrus and warm dash of curry. “The thick sauce is also great served over rice.”—March Hall, Visalia, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  • Place chicken in a microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the onion, juices, soy sauce and seasonings; pour over chicken.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes; turn chicken. Cover and cook 2-4 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 180°. Remove chicken; let stand for 1-2 minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 30 seconds. Serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken thigh with 4-1/2 teaspoons sauce: 182 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 366mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • viatrix
    Jan 14, 2015

    No comment left

  • proesner
    Feb 2, 2013

    I thought for being microwaved, it turned out very well. I thought the flavors were very good also. A good, quick, inexpensive main dish.

  • jwasson
    Apr 27, 2012

    I did not like the sauce for this. Sorry.

  • Lisa2025
    Jan 18, 2012

    My family enjoyed this one! I prefer the stove-top method to microwave though.

  • natnow101
    Jul 22, 2011

    I didn't use curry because I didn't have it and it was horriable!

  • Auntiebetty
    Jun 11, 2009

    I don't care for the texture of microwaved chicken, so I prepared this on the stove-top. The browning of the chicken (3-5 minutes each side) before adding additional ingredients addes to the flavor.

  • dianamj
    May 3, 2009

    Could this be done in a crockpot?