Orange Chinese Chicken

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I love this simple recipe for Orange Chinese Chicken.  It makes a great, easy weeknight meal.  Serve over rice, if desired.

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Orange Chinese Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 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: 219, Fat per: 3.8g, Saturated Fat: .72g, Sugar: 16.5g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 27g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per serving:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 5, Points Plus Program: 5, Old Points Program: 5
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  • joan wrote:

    There was no mention of rice….what kind?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Whatever you prefer- I just used steamed white rice.

  • Elisa Koranda wrote:

    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!