Simply Orange Chicken
Complements of the LooneySpoons Collection from Greta & Janet Podleski
This was a yummy and easy recipe to do and quite healthy when you use chicken breasts!
- 4 Boneless chicken breasts
- 1/4 tsp each salt & freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbsp olie oil
- 1 can (10oz/284ml) mandarin oranges in light syrup
- 2 tbsp honey-dijon mustard (we skipped this as hubby & I don’t like dijon we just used a regular honey mustard sauce)
- 1tbsp cornstarch
Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with slat & pepper. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch, non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken & cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until lightly browned & no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet & keep warm.
Add mandarin oranges with their syrup to a food processor or blender. Pulse on and off once or twice until oranges are coarsely pureed (still slightly chunky). Add oranges to skillet along with mustard. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Whisk together cornstarch with an equal amount of water until smooth. Add to orange mixture in skillet. Cook & stir until mixture is bubbly & has thickened.
Return chicken to skillet. Reduce heat to low. Spoon sauce over chicken, cover & simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, until chicken is hot and completely cooked through.
That’s it yummy main chicken dish! I served it with carrots and brown rice and poured some of the sauce on the rice everyone loved it 🙂
Here’s what the end result looked like.