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Dinner for Two: Delicious Orange Chicken in 6 Simple Steps

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Dinner for two can be a challenge. How about a quick and easy recipe for orange chicken? You’ll find several similar recipes. This one comes from the test kitchen of Gay N. Lewis. Served with rice, this dish becomes a tasty meal and it’s appropriate for any night of the week. Orange Chicken can be made in a slow cooker, also. Add all ingredients at the same time, but remember to set the timer accordingly. This dish doesn’t take long to cook.  If you enjoy a sweet but tart pleasure with a hint of heat, this one will become a favorite.

Orange Chicken

Orange ChickenPhoto: Gay N. Lewis

Ingredients:

  • 1 large skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • ½ bottle of sugar-free orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free apricot preserves
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce

Instructions:

  1. Wash chicken and lightly salt and pepper. Cut into bite sized pieces.
  2. Sauté chicken in skillet and set aside.
  3. Slice and cut apple into bite-sized pieces
  4. Sauté the apples in 1 TBS of butter and set aside.
  5. Combine marmalade, preserves, ketchup, mustard, and Tobasco into a sauce.
  6. Place chicken, apple, and sauce in skillet. Simmer on medium heat until chicken and apple are fully cooked.

Serve over rice.