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Almond Orange Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 27 mins

Almond Orange Chicken

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"This chicken is filled with flavor and very elegant looking. It always brings raves from my husband, a man not prone to rave about food, since he is an excellent cook himself. Serve the chicken with hot rice and top with sauce."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    17 mins
  • READY IN

    27 mins

Directions

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the almonds, and cook until light brown and toasted, about 4 minutes.
  2. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper; flatten using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium meat; add the chicken breasts, and cook 1 minute on each side. Combine 1/2 cup almonds, cream, Dijon mustard, marmalade, and red pepper flakes with chicken, stirring to blend. Cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Serve chicken topped with sauce and remaining almonds.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 13, 2008

I am a beginner when it comes to cooking and this was really easy to make! I did substitute orange marmalade for apricot preserves, and I left out the red pepper. I also doubled the preserves to take away the mustard taste. It came out perfect! I will definitely make this again. Thanks!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 20, 2007

Not one of my favorites. It sounded great, and was easy to make for the most part. I did add twice as much marmalade and mustard since the only flavoe it had was sweet and had to add corn starch to thicken. We ate it, but I will not make it again.

 

16 Ratings

Sep 25, 2007

I forgot the mustard which made it "too sweet with an unanticipated aftershock of spice" for my husband. I think it was a nice subtle sweet/spicy flavor. Mine thickened up nicely in about 5-7 minutes. I'm thinking about using it as a barbeque recipe without the cream, perhaps over a salad.

 
Feb 22, 2010

We like spicy food, so we sprinkle additional red pepper flakes on top - SOOOO good! Sauce needs some additional salt, but all in all, we like this! We also used half-and-half instead of the whipping cream to cut some calories :)

 
Aug 20, 2007

It's a good idea with great ingredients, but I think it needs more marmalade. I practically doubled the amount & I think I should have tripled it. Red pepper flakes were a nice touch, as well as the toasted almonds

 
May 21, 2010

Not what I expected at all...it was very blah and not good.

 
Sep 07, 2011

My boyfriend and I loved this! I did substitute walnuts instead of almonds, because that's what I had on hand, but so good!

 
Jun 06, 2011

huge hit with my boyfriend

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 544 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 199 mg
  • 66%
  • Fat
  • 39.1 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 292 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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