Mandarin Orange Chicken

Mandarin Orange Chicken

161 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Tammie Bickar
Recipe by  Tammie Bickar

“A pretty and tasty dish that's easy and quick! Serve with rice.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Place flour in a small bowl. Dredge chicken in the flour to lightly coat.
  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a medium skillet over medium heat, and saute the chicken breasts until no longer pink and juices run clear. Set aside, and keep warm.
  3. Stir hoisin sauce and orange juice into the skillet, and scrape up the browned bits. Mix in mandarin oranges, green onions, and cashews, Return chicken to the skillet. Continue cooking until all ingredients are heated through.

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chibi chef

After reading the reviews, I modified this because my husband is a "texture" guy and I didn't think he would like chunks of oranges. Instead of the mandarin oranges and orange juice, I added orange zest (approx. 1 tsp) and then squeezed 2/3 C juice from the oranges and added that to the sauce. This added the perfect amount of orange flavor without the extra calories of the orange marmalade alternative. I also cooked the chicken in olive oil and sesame oil instead of butter for a more asian flavor. I tossed in some broccoli toward the end and let the sauce thicken. It tastes better than takeout! You might want to toss in the cashews right before serving (or if reheating in the microwave, add after nuking) because they lose their crunchiness if they get cooked too long or microwaved.



This is a great recipe! I cut the chicken into little strips. I also used 1 cup of orange juice and let the sauce reduce a little until it was thick and sticky. Served over rice with some chow mein noodles sprinkled over the top, this is a great weeknight meal!



My husband loved this! It was orangey without being too sweet. For homemade chinese food, it was pretty easy, too.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 403 cal
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 27.7 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 519 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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