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Spiced Mandarin Orange Chicken

You'll want to add this jazzed-up chicken dish to your regular rotation of healthy poultry meals. The great orange and soy flavors meld perfectly with the herbs and spices. —Elizabeth Hackett, Tucson, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil and butter for 6-8 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
  • In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, brown sugar and soy sauce. Remove chicken and keep warm. Add orange juice mixture to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add oranges; heat through.
  • Serve chicken with rice and orange sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 318 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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  • galinthewoods
    Oct 8, 2012

    The soy sauce helps temper the sweetness.

  • apassburg
    Sep 6, 2012

    SOOOOOO good!!!! I made stir-fry with this recipe using bite sized chicken pieces. After cooking the sauce, I stirred the chicken pieces back into the sauce with a bag of steamed stir fry vegitables and the oranges. Better than take-out!!!

  • bygrace7
    Nov 14, 2011

    The blend of spices, juice, soy sauce and brown sugar make this recipe. The mandarin oranges top it all off! Chicken-flavored rice or noodles are perfect sides.