Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mandarin Orange Chicken

I love recipes that you can cook in just a few minutes in the microwave.  This recipe is delicious and only takes 11 to 15 minutes to cook!!  Unbelievable?  No.  This is made with simple ingredients and prep time is short also.  It is a tempting dish to serve to company and won't heat up your kitchen on hot summer days.  Wonderful flavor!  
Microwave Chicken

15 minute Mandarin Orange Chicken

4-6 boneless chicken breast pieces (1 -1 1/2 lbs chicken) 
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1/2 cup Teriyaki Sauce
1/4 cup Apple Juice
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 Garlic clove (Minced)
1 can (11 oz.) Mandarin Oranges
Hot Cooked Rice
2 Green Onions (chopped)

In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cornstarch. Then mix in the next 4 ingredients.  Open the can of mandarin oranges and drain the juice into the sugar mixture. If your chicken breasts are thick, pound them with a mallet until they are about 1/2 inch thick, then put them in a 13 x 9 microwavable dish. 
Pour the juice mixture over the top of the chicken and cover it with plastic wrap.   Microwave on high for 8 minutes.  Carefully pull back the plastic wrap, watching that the steam doesn't burn you  and turn the chicken pieces over in the dish to coat them with sauce.  Reposition the plastic wrap and cook 3-5 minutes longer until sauce is thickened.  Sprinkle onions and oranges over the top to garnish.
Serve over hot rice
Yield 4-6 Servings

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Echo! Hope you make it soon!

    2. Cant wait to try this! looks amazing!....

    3. Thanks for stopping by! It is really quite fast to make too. If you have left over rice to use with it, it makes it just that much easier!


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