Fruity Baked Chicken

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


2 (6.2-ounce) packages long-grain and wild rice mix
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
6 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 (6-ounce) package chopped mixed dried fruit
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon chili-garlic paste
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water


Prepare rice mix according to package directions, omitting seasoning packets; add 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

Combine flour, pepper, paprika, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Dredge chicken in flour mixture.

Cook chicken in hot oil in a skillet over medium heat about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet; set aside.

Add onion to skillet; saute over medium-high heat, stirring often, 5 minutes. Stir in fruit and next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil.

Combine cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Stir into fruit mixture; cook 1 minute.

Spoon rice into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Place chicken over rice. Spoon fruit mixture over chicken.

Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Mariani Harvest Medley for dried fruit.