Orange-Balsamic Chicken

"My mom was cleaning out one of her closets and came across several folders full of recipes that she had clipped from magazines and newpapers over the years. This appears to have come from an advertisement for a Weight Watchers Cookbook called "Quick Cooking for Busy People". I don't know if they used the same point system back then as they do now but this claims to be worth 4 points. Anyway, it's a quick and tasty way to make chicken!"
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  • Place chicken between 2 pieces of heavy-duty plastic wrap and flatten to 1/2 inch thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour.
  • Melt margarine in a large non-stick skillet. Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat until done, about 8-10 minutes, turning once. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  • Combine broth and cornstarch. Stir in marmalade. Add to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened.
  • Stir in vinegar. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Return chicken to skillet and turn to coat well with sauce. Cook 1-2 more minutes until thoroughly heated.

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  1. LifeIsGood
    Absolutely delicious recipe. This is going straight into my Best of the Best Cookbook for 2011. The sauce is devine - both in flavor and consistency. I wouldn't change a single thing on this recipe. YUM!
  2. Chef floWer
    Oh my this chicken was so good! I kept to the recipe and I was so glad I had everything at home because all the ingredients needed to be in this recipe.. Served it with some orange and baby leaf mesclun salad. Thanks so much Loof for a wonderful recipe
  3. katrinepa2
    Exactly what I was looking for:) perfect blend of flavors!! Only thing I might add, if you like spicy, is to add in a touch of Jalapeno or Sriracha, but perfect as written for my taste!
  4. Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Sorry, this was so-so and rather bland for us, even after adding shallots (saut?ed the extras from a salad makings) and red pepper flakes> I thought adding some heat to the sweet sauce would be nice. NOthing really perked it up. This recipe has potential but I doubt I will make again. Made for Best of 2012 Tag Game.
  5. rpgaymer
    A great chicken recipe with an awesome sauce. I also loved how easy it was to throw together. I'll be making this again & again- thanks for sharing. [Made and reviewed for PLEASE REVIEW MY RECIPE]


  1. teresas
    Delicious! I made as posted except cut the recipe in half and used pheasant in place of the chicken. The meat was so tender and the cooking time was perfect. We loved the sweet taste and I loved the ease in preparing it. This is a keeper. I served it with a side of steamed broccoli and recipe #392342 for a wonderful meal. Thanks for posting. :)
  2. DesertRose15
    We really enjoyed this recipe. It was easy and delicious! The combination of flavors was great and the chicken was so tender. We liked the way the sauce thickened up and could be spooned over the chicken. I served it with brown rice and broccoli. I used olive oil instead of margarine to brown the chicken. I liked making it in a skillet instead of the oven on a hot night. Thanks for posting!


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