Easy Chicken Breast with Mandarin Oranges and Water Chestnuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a good sweet and sour Asian recipe that I have made many times. I love that it is easy and doesn't require expensive ingredients or a lot of time. *Bonus* Kids like it too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, combine first 6 ingredients and begin cooking over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, bring the broth to a gentle simmer.
  3. Place chicken in the skillet, cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes or until cooked completely.
  4. By now, the sauce should be clear and thickened and ready to spoon over the chicken.
  5. Remove chicken from the poaching liquid and serve with sauce spooned over it and some rice or asian noodles on the side.


Most Helpful

This was fast and easy. I liked simmering the chicken breasts in the chicken broth; I don't usually cook my chicken breasts that way and it was really a no fuss method. I used pineapple instead of oranges (my DH doesn't care for oranges), added some frozen peas and fresh carrots...added a little broth to the sauce pot and covered for 5 minutes or so to cook the carrots. Easy meal that everyone liked. Not one I would serve guests but great for week night meal.

Amy knows what she likes! April 15, 2013

I thought it was a bit bland, but I did like how easy it was to make. I suggest adding garlic &/or onion to the broth & ginger to the sauce. My 2 1/2 year old didn't eat it (he's not a picky eater.)

in the garden August 07, 2008

I made this recipe as directed. My kids liked it, I thought it needed some salt or something. I will make it again, but experiment with different seasonings. I love that the kids like it and it was really quick to make.

susan_k09 December 03, 2007

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