Mandarin Orange Chicken Delight

Mandarin Orange Chicken Delight created by Tinkerbell

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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  • 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.
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"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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  1. guineapig123456
    The sauce was okay as a base but it was kind of flat on its own. I added pepper, garlic power, salt, and some of my homemade chili oil and it was better.
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  2. Brenda B.
    Wowza! This was not what I expected at all. I was thinking it was an American dish and I turned up with an outstanding Asian dish! This recipe was SO good and wayyy better than expected. Tastes just like restaurant lemon chicken but with mandarins. I love it and thank you for this recipe.
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  3. Ruth F.
    Thank you for sharing. So easy, so tasty, forgot the almonds at the end, but was loved by all :)
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  4. GeekyRedhead
    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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  5. Don Steele
    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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