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Citrus Chicken

Citrus ChickenSoy, ginger and orange juice give this chicken recipe amazing flavors. Serve over greens or with your choice of pasta or rice. This versatile dish is perfect for entertaining or for more adventurous family meals.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup fresh orange juice - divided use
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil - divided use
2 tablespoons chopped shallot (or onion)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger*
1 teaspoon butter
4 (about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine 2 tablespoons orange juice and cornstarch in small bowl; stir well.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallot and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining orange juice, water, soy sauce, bouillon and ginger. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until reduced to about 1 cup. Stir in orange juice-cornstarch mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Melt butter with remaining 1 teaspoon oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is browned and no longer pink in center. Transfer to platter. Add sauce to skillet with drippings; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to scrape up any brown bits. Add chicken and any juices accumulated on platter back to skillet and turn to coat chicken with sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

*Tip: Use 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh gingerroot for best flavor.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 230 Calories from Fat: 51 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Cholesterol: 85 mg Sodium: 311 mg Carbohydrates: 9 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 5 g Protein: 34 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.