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mandarin chicken

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This is quick and easy with a delicious combination of ingredients; served over a bed of rice along with green onions and sesame seeds.

yield 4 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mandarin chicken

  • 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 c
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 2 lg
    chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 lg
    clove garlic, pressed
  • 2 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 8 oz
    (218 ml) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 md
    red pepper, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 1/4 c
    fresh mandarin oranges, segmented and pith removed
  • 2 lg
    green onions (green parts only), sliced
  • 1/2 tsp
    sesame seeds

How To Make mandarin chicken

  • 1
    In a measuring cup, mix orange juice with cornstarch; set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine broth, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce; whisk to combine and set aside.
  • 2
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add canola and sesame oil. When hot, add chicken and season with white pepper and sea salt; sauté for 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Add ginger and garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add hoisin sauce, stir well before adding chestnuts and red peppers; cook for 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir in the broth mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in orange juice/cornstarch mixture until the sauce thickens. Add mandarin orange segments and gently incorporate into the mixture. Cook enough to warm up the orange segments; serve over a bed of white rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Makes 3-4 servings
  • 4
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