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Mandarin Orange Chicken Recipe

Mandarin Orange Chicken Recipe
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Serving : 6
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Prepare the ingredients before making Mandarin Orange Chicken in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Mandarin Orange Chicken for your family or friends.

Ingredients: Mandarin Orange Chicken

  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup juice of 3 mandarin oranges
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 orange zest of 4 mandarin oranges
  • 2 stick fresh thyme
  • 1 bunch baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 tbsp minced garlic

How to Make Mandarin Orange Chicken

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 17 steps you must follow to make Mandarin Orange Chicken in your home by yourself.

    Step 1
  • Heat EVOO in two large skillets (1 Tbsp for chicken, 2 Tbsp for spinach)
  • Step 2
  • Add chicken breasts to skillet with 1 Tbsp EVOO over medium-low heat.
  • Step 3
  • Add minced garlic and chopped thyme to the chicken.
  • Step 4
  • Zest four mandarin oranges.
  • Step 5
  • Add zest to chicken.
  • Step 6
  • Turn chicken as necessary. It should be collecting some color, not cooking through.
  • Step 7
  • Juice three mandarin oranges in a mixing bowl. It should come close to 1 cup.
  • Step 8
  • Add brown sugar to mixing bowl.
  • Step 9
  • Mix sugar and juice until they combine.
  • Step 10
  • Pour mixture on top of chicken.
  • Step 11
  • Raise heat to medium-high and allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Step 12
  • Add spinach to pan with 2 Tbsp EVOO and toss to coat leaves over low heat.
  • Step 13
  • Add 3 Tbsp garlic and toss leaves to mix.
  • Step 14
  • Plate the spinach after leaves wilt a bit.
  • Step 15
  • Plate the chicken on top of the spinach.
  • Step 16
  • Retain the liquids from the chicken pan and use as a sauce to top the chicken.
  • Step 17
  • Serve hot.
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