Orange Chicken with Almonds

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 55 mins

Beautiful presentation and so flavourful! I like to serve buttered orzo and steamed asparagus alongside. The aparagus tastes so good dipped into the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large, stainless-steel saucepan, brown the chicken, patted dry and seasoned with salt and pepper, in batches, in the butter over moderate-high heat, transferring it to a plate as it is browned.
  2. Pour off all but 2 tblsps of the fat from the saucepan.
  3. Add the flour mixture, cinnamon and ginger to the saucepan and cook the roux over low heat, stirring, for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the orange juice in a stream, whisking.
  5. Bring the liquid to a boil, stirring, and simmer the sauce until slightly thickened.
  6. Stir in the honey, almonds and the raisins and arrange the chicken in the skillet in one layer (or as close to it as you can).
  7. Simmer the chicken, covered, for 30 minutes, or until it is tender.
  8. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  9. Skim the fat from the sauce and reduce it over moderate-high heat until it is thick enough to coat back of spoon.
  10. Add the orange slices and heat over low heat until the slices are heated through.
  11. Nap the chicken breasts with the orange slices and some of the sauce.
  12. Pass the remaining sauce separately.


Most Helpful

The recipe was reduced to 2 servings and after reading Rita's review, the flour was cut in half. The sauce was plenty thick. The sauce is delicious with rice and went well with recipe #33015.

PaulaG November 28, 2007

Very good, a bit on the sweet side, but this recipe does have lots of flavor, we enjoyed this, thanks for sharing Ev!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz September 29, 2006

This is full of sweet orange flavor slightly scent with spice. Nice crunch from the almonds! But I did add almost 1 cup of water to it and the sauce still ended up very thick. Thanks!

Rita~ March 03, 2006

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