Mandarin Orange Chicken

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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