Orange Chinese Chicken

This dish is gluten-free adaptable– please see tips below the recipe…

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Orange Chinese Chicken


2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (Four 4-ounce pieces)
salt and pepper, to taste
One 15-ounce can mandarin oranges in light syrup
1/2 cup reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch


1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper; add chicken to skillet and cook until golden on both sides.

2. Drain oranges and reserve 1/4 cup of liquid. Add oranges with reserved liquid to skillet and simmer 2 minutes.

3. Whisk together broth, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl; add mixture to pan and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes more.


*If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, be sure to use brands of mandarin oranges, broth and soy sauce that are known to be GF.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 piece of chicken + 1/4 cup sauce
Calories per serving: 219
Fat per serving: 3.8g
Saturated Fat per serving: .72g
Sugar per serving: 16.5g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 27g
Cholesterol per serving: 66mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 19g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 5

Source: (via "soozeecooks" from Southern Living BB)

3 Responses to “Orange Chinese Chicken”

  1. postedJan 4, 2014 1:24 PM
    Elisa Koranda

    This recipe is amazing! I make the sauce by using orange juice instead of the chicken broth, add a dash of nutmeg and a handful of chopped walnuts. So super good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. postedNov 15, 2016 11:19 PM

    There was no mention of rice….what kind?

    • postedNov 16, 2016 6:16 AM

      Whatever you prefer- I just used steamed white rice.

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