Orange Chicken

2013-05-14
Orange Chicken
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  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    496
  • Calories from Fat

    232
  • Total Fat

    25.7g
  • Saturated Fat

    9.0g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0g
  • Cholesterol

    149mg
  • Sodium

    480mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    18.7g
  • Dietary Fiber

    2.8g
  • Sugars

    13.8g
  • Protein

    47.7g
  • Vitamin A

    21%
  • Vitamin C

    81%
  • Calcium

    8%
  • Iron

    17%
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This is a very simple recipe for orange chicken.

Boneless chicken breast recipes make a busy life so much easier.

They are cooked in 20 minutes or less and there are so many ways you can cook them.

Orange Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup thawed frozen concentrated, no sugar added orange juice
  • 2 packages or two cubes instant chicken broth seasoning
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions (optional)
  • 1 cup canned mandarin orange sections (no sugar added)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Method

Step 1

In a 10 inch skillet, heat butter until bubbly. Add the chicken breasts and cook until they are browned on both sides. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.

Step 2

In same skillet, cook the mushrooms over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid has evaporated. Sprinkle the mushrooms with flour and stir quickly to combine. Gradually stir in the water. Add the orange juice and broth mix. Stirring constantly, bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, add the chicken and let it simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, to allow the flavors to blend and the chicken to finish cooking. In the last minute of cooking, add the chopped scallions, parsley and mandarin orange sections and allow them to heat through.

Step 3

Serve the chicken breasts sprinkled with the chopped scallions and almonds and topped with the orange sections.

Suggested Serving:

This orange chicken recipe would be great served alongside cooked rice and our asparagus with orange butter sauce.

Did You Know?…

Chicken is versatile too because it is mild in flavor and works well with such a wide variety of flavors.

This quick and easy orange chicken recipe uses orange juice as a sauce that the chicken cooks in.

The almonds topping the chicken for serving add a nice crunch and the chopped scallions have a tiny bit of kick. If you want the scallions (or green onions) cooked just a bit, add them to the chicken and sauce mixture for just the last minute or two of cooking time.

From start to finish this dish is ready in under 1/2 an hour, a great 30 minute meal idea.

While the chicken is cooking, cook up some rice. I like to cook the rice in some chicken broth for extra flavor.

This is a fairly good diabetes recipe. The carb count is pretty good, and it’s a great diabetic recipe for entertaining.

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Orange Chicken



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