Onion-fried Mandarin Orange Chicken

"What a wonderful combination--caramelized onions and tender chicken complimented by a light orange sauce. Are you hungry yet? The dish is not only delicious it is quick to fix. This recipe is from Pillsbury Fast and Healthy, June 1996."
 
Onion-fried Mandarin Orange Chicken created by Mamas Kitchen Hope
Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Season the chicken with the basil, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  • Melt the margarine in large nonstick skillet.
  • Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Turn chicken; add onion and cook an additional 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and juices run clear.
  • In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, reserved orange liquid and cornstarch; blend well.
  • Add to skillet with chicken and cook stirring until thick and bubbly.
  • Gently stir in orange segments; cook until heated through.

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  1. subaruthie
    We've recently gone soy-free, so I was looking for an orange chicken without soy sauce. This is a good starter recipe, and I think we will continue modifying it to suit our own tastes. We aren't big on basil, so I cut it down and used cilantro and garlic to round out the flavors. Served over rice with Brussels sprouts.
     
  2. yogiclarebear
    This was delicious! I loved the flavor, and did kick up the basil and salt a bit. I used a fresh clementine. I also left my onions as large rings.
     
  3. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Easy main dish great for any night. Subtlely flavored with basil, onion and orange. Serve with sesame green beans and rice. Thanks Paula G.
     
  4. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Onion-fried Mandarin Orange Chicken Created by Mamas Kitchen Hope
  5. stanton1220
    Wow... I was very disappointed despite the good reviews from everyone else. I found the flavor was just too mild.. maybe I was expecting too much. I may try it again but play with some ginger and other seasonings.
     

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