Recipe by Two Socks
This is a light and easy chicken dish with a brightly-flavored sauce of Mandarin orange juice, lemon juice, soy sauce, and honey. The chicken is then served with the oranges and topped with slivered almonds and chow mein noodles on a bed of rice. The whole thing takes about 15 minutes to prepare and about 30 minutes to cook, so long as you defrosted the chicken ahead of time. Enjoy!
- 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, reserve liquid
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried ginger
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons oil
- chow mein noodles or chopped cashews or slivered almonds, as garnish
- 3 cups hot cooked rice
Directions See How It's Made
- Make the sauce by combining reserved orange juice with honey, soy sauce, lemon juice,, and ginger in a small bowl.
- Blend well and set aside.
- Combine flour with salt and pepper in a shallow pie pan.
- Set aside.
- Trim off any fat and white veins from chicken breasts and slice each breast into about three strips.
- Dry between double layers of paper towels.
- Heat butter and oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
- Coat all sides of chicken strips in seasoned flour and brown lightly in skillet.
- Reserve browned pieces on a plate lined with paper towels.
- When all chicken is browned, pour sauce into wok or skillet.
- Place chicken in the sauce and turn to coat.
- Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is tender and white throughout and sauce begins to caramelize on the chicken.
- Turn several times during cooking to coat evenly with sauce.
- Meanwhile, prepare rice.
- When chicken is done, remove from heat and quickly stir in the Mandarin oranges.
- Sprinkle with your chosen garnish and serve over rice.