Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
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
- 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 vains 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.
Thank you for sharing. So easy, so tasty, forgot the almonds at the end, but was loved by all :)
I work a lot, and never cook for myself. If I do, it's something pre-prepared and all I need do is add meat, or heat in the microwave. So when I tell you that this recipe was so simple that even someone with a hectic life that simply has no cooking skills nor time can still prepare it and it tastes so delicious, it's like you bought it at a good Chinese restaurant!
Two Socks....I prepared your dish recently,and enjoyed it...As some other reviewers mentioned the melding of the sauce tied together well.I think next time I may add some grated fresh ginger to bring it up a bit,I love the ginger flavour.I may also cut the chicken more in large cubes rather that the strips,as they had to be cut to eat anyway.Thanks for the addition to my keepers.....Don