Citrus Chicken and Rice Recipe -
Citrus Chicken and Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Citrus Chicken and Rice

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"A delicious combination of orange juice and Swanson® Chicken Broth simmer to make a delicate chicken and rice skillet meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    40 mins


  1. Cook chicken in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until browned. Set chicken aside.
  2. Add broth, orange juice, onion and rice. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes. Return chicken to skillet. Replace cover.
  3. Cook 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Stir in parsley and top with orange slices.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2008

I marinated the breasts in wheat-free tamari, crushed fresh garlic and some orange juice. Instead of white rice I used brown, organic basmati rice. I also used a different, higher grade chicken broth (sorry Swanson). After I added the chicken to the rice, I placed the orange slices and some minced orange over the rice. It was delicious and my family really liked it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 22, 2008

this recipe was quite boring,so I switched it up a little. add a little bit of lemmon zest,1tbsp of soy sauce, lemmon pepper to taste and 1tsp of chopped garlic and it really brought the whole thing to life, not only was the chicken more flavorful, but the rice was awsome!

Apr 29, 2008

This recipe is beyond dull. However, it's not beyond saving. As suggested by another reviewer, I used lemon pepper on the chicken before browning it. It was still fairly tasteless, so I whipped up a quick orange sauce of orange juice, lemon juice, sugar to taste, a dash of salt and thickened it with cornstarch. With the help, the family found it good, and it will probably work it's way into our regular menu cycle. It is quite fast and easy, even with the "extras" so it gets kudos for that.

Nov 26, 2008

I am giving this three stars, because the rice actually turned out really yummy, although with the addition of some spices. The chicken though - I am always wary of using whole skinless chicken breasts, because they usually dry out by the time they are fully cooked and this was no different. I seared them first as per recipe, but by the time my rice was done, they were actually not only pink, but raw inside - not a good thing with chicken. I removed the breasts from the rice, put them in a separate pot and continued cooking in a little extra broth for another 7 minutes. When they were finally done, they were extremely dry and the chicken had not absorbed any of the orange flavor. Our dog ended up enjoying most of the chicken, and that's a shame. Overall, the idea with the orange juice has great potential though. I added some lemon pepper, salt, garlic and orange zest and as mentioned above, the rice was great. I will try this again with skinless chicken thighs, which are much more moist and less prone to overcooking.

Sep 30, 2008

This recipe came out really good. Me and my roommate really enjoyed this one. However, I added more seasoning to the chicken. I used seasoning salt, pepper, and onion powder. This really gave the chicken more flavor.I also let the chicken sit in the refrigerator (covered) for about one hour so that the flavor could really seep into the chicken.

May 03, 2010

After reading the reviews about the recipe being bland, yet having all the ingredients in the house, I decided to cut the chicken into strips and marinate in orange juice and crushed garlic while I gathered all the other ingredients. After browning the chicken, I sauteed the onion with some garlic before adding the broth, juice and rice. Two simple changes really added a lot of flavor! I'll make this again.

Jun 22, 2008

A nice staple for a quick meal. Use fresh oranges and put them into the mixture. I also added a touch of ginger.

Apr 16, 2008

I read some reviews before making it, so I added lemon pepper to chicken as it was cooking. It was pretty good and not bland. The rice was delicious!


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