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    Mandarin Orange Chicken Delight

    Mandarin Orange Chicken Delight. Photo by **Tinkerbell**

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Two Socks's Note:

    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!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Make the sauce by combining reserved orange juice with honey, soy sauce, lemon juice,, and ginger in a small bowl.
    2. 2
      Blend well and set aside.
    3. 3
      Combine flour with salt and pepper in a shallow pie pan.
    4. 4
      Set aside.
    5. 5
      Trim off any fat and white vains from chicken breasts and slice each breast into about three strips.
    6. 6
      Dry between double layers of paper towels.
    7. 7
      Heat butter and oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
    8. 8
      Coat all sides of chicken strips in seasoned flour and brown lightly in skillet.
    9. 9
      Reserve browned pieces on a plate lined with paper towels.
    10. 10
      When all chicken is browned, pour sauce into wok or skillet.
    11. 11
      Place chicken in the sauce and turn to coat.
    12. 12
      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.
    13. 13
      Turn several times during cooking to coat evenly with sauce.
    14. 14
      Meanwhile, prepare rice.
    15. 15
      When chicken is done, remove from heat and quickly stir in the Mandarin oranges.
    16. 16
      Sprinkle with your chosen garnish and serve over rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 19, 2013

      55

      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!

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    • on January 25, 2012

      55

      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

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    • on June 29, 2010

      55

      This was easy and delicious, all of us loved it! I served it with Fried Rice, thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mandarin Orange Chicken Delight

    Serving Size: 1 (520 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 981.2
     
    Calories from Fat 231
    23%
    Total Fat 25.6 g
    39%
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    39%
    Cholesterol 214.0 mg
    71%
    Sodium 1868.1 mg
    77%
    Total Carbohydrate 110.6 g
    36%
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    14%
    Sugars 28.9 g
    115%
    Protein 74.3 g
    148%

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