Mandarin Orange Chicken

Oriental meal ready in 25 minutes! Made using chicken and tangy orange – perfect for skillet dinner!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

6
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 lb)
1 1/2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup chicken broth
1
can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained, 2 tablespoons liquid reserved
1
teaspoon cornstarch

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Steps

  • 1 To flatten each chicken breast, place between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick; remove wrap. Sprinkle chicken with basil, salt and ground red pepper.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken; add onion. Cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
  • 3 In small bowl, mix broth, reserved 2 tablespoons mandarin orange liquid and the cornstarch until smooth. Add to chicken in skillet; cook and stir until bubbly and thickened. Gently stir in orange segments; cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 1 To flatten each chicken breast, place between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick; remove wrap. Sprinkle chicken with basil, salt and ground red pepper.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken; add onion. Cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
  • 3 In small bowl, mix broth, reserved 2 tablespoons mandarin orange liquid and the cornstarch until smooth. Add to chicken in skillet; cook and stir until bubbly and thickened. Gently stir in orange segments; cook until thoroughly heated.

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"Flattening the chicken breasts takes a little time, but is well worth it because it shaves off minutes during cooking." Sharon

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.