Citrus Chicken with Peppers

Orange and lime juices add a burst of fresh flavor to a 30-minute chicken main dish.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 4

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked instant rice
2
cups water
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized strips
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized strips
1/3
cup orange juice
2
tablespoons lime juice
2
tablespoons honey
1/2
teaspoon paprika
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
tablespoons water
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
  • 1 Cook rice in 2 cups water as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, place chicken breast halves in large skillet. Arrange bell pepper strips around chicken. In small bowl, combine orange juice, lime juice, honey, paprika, salt and pepper; mix well.
  • 3 Pour orange juice mixture over chicken and bell peppers. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear. With slotted spoon, remove chicken from skillet; place on serving platter and cover to keep warm.
  • 4 In small bowl, blend cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water until smooth. Stir into hot liquid in skillet. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with rice.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    430
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    850mg
    850%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    64g
    64%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    40%;
    Vitamin C
    76%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    18%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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