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Spiced Mandarin Orange Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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