Recipe by Tammie Bickar
"A pretty and tasty dish that's easy and quick! Serve with rice."
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
1 (11 ounce) can
mandarin oranges, drained
chopped green onions
This is a great recipe! I cut the chicken into little strips. I also used 1 cup of orange juice and let the sauce reduce a little until it was thick and sticky. Served over rice with some chow mein noodles sprinkled over the top, this is a great weeknight meal!
After reading the reviews, I modified this because my husband is a "texture" guy and I didn't think he would like chunks of oranges. Instead of the mandarin oranges and orange juice, I added orange zest (approx. 1 tsp) and then squeezed 2/3 C juice from the oranges and added that to the sauce. This added the perfect amount of orange flavor without the extra calories of the orange marmalade alternative. I also cooked the chicken in olive oil and sesame oil instead of butter for a more asian flavor. I tossed in some broccoli toward the end and let the sauce thicken. It tastes better than takeout! You might want to toss in the cashews right before serving (or if reheating in the microwave, add after nuking) because they lose their crunchiness if they get cooked too long or microwaved.
My husband loved this! It was orangey without being too sweet. For homemade chinese food, it was pretty easy, too.
This is easy and delish. A nice light meal great
for summer dinner or company sunday lunch.
I dont have any kids, but i did, i think htis would be okay for them. its really easy and quick, but its not the authentic chinese taste, if that's what youre looking for. you can try putting orange zest of you dont have any mandarin oranges. its an average american version of orange chicken.
Great sauce! I used only two chicken breasts but the full recipe of sauce. Glad I did because my husband & I couldn't get enough of it. I added garlic powder, salt and pepper to the flour and more OJ than the recipe called for (added more as the sauce reduced). Just the right combination of sweet and spicy. THanks!!!
This recipe was great, I used chicken tenders instead of breasts. If you can't find tenders cut breasts in 1 1/2 in strips.
Wonderful! When I have a craving for the deep-fried version at Chinese take-outs, I make this. I add a little Chinese Five Spice powder to deepen the flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mandarin Orange Chicken
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 169
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