Asian-Style Chicken Mandarin

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My father-in-law's recipe. A nice, easy weeknight meal! You may serve the chicken whole or cut-up into bite-size pieces. We've had the most success with keeping the flour coating on when the chicken is whole.


  1. Wash and dry chicken pieces. Shake in plastic bag or container with flour to coat them.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a skillet; add chicken and brown each piece.
  3. Drain Mandarin oranges and set aside.
  4. Mix juice from the can with the lemon juice, orange juice, honey, soy sauce, and ginger.
  5. Pour sauce over the chicken in skillet.
  6. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until tender.
  7. Add Mandarin orange pieces 5-10 minutes before chicken is done.
  8. Optional: Serve with rice.
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This was a nice easy weeknight meal! I made with b/s thighs but otherwise followed the recipe. It has a strong citrus flavor, but not overpowering. I think next time I would add a little more honey just because I couldn't really taste it that much. Made for Everyday Holiday Tag.

AZPARZYCH July 27, 2010