4 (6 oz.) skinned, boned chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 pound broccoli, cut into florets
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 small sweet onion, diced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/4-1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 cup fat-free, reducedsodium chicken broth
1/4 cup orange marmalade
2 large oranges, peeled, sectioned and coarsely chopped
How to Make It
Place chicken and soy sauce in a shallow dish or heavyduty zip-top plastic bag. Cover or seal, and chill for 15 minutes.
Cook broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking; remove from water and set aside. Drain chicken, reserving soy sauce; dredge chicken slices in cornstarch.
Brown chicken, in batches, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat for 1 minute per side or until done.* Remove chicken from skillet, reserving drippings; keep chicken warm.
Add reserved soy sauce, onion, ginger, orange rind, red pepper, garlic and sesame oil to reserved drippings in skillet. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender.
Add broth and marmalade to soy-sauce mixture, stirring until marmalade is melted. Return chicken to skillet. Bring to a boil for 1 minute. Slowly stir in broccoli and orange sections. Serve dish immediately.
i was surprised at how good this was! didn't use the cornstarch this time, but i do like the outcome for chicken in some recipes. used clementines, and apricot preserves. i did my steps in different ways but all came out the same i'm sure. will def make again. topped with some cashews and la choy rice noodles.
Made this recipe and it was ok. I didn't understand the reason behind the instruction of dredging the chicken in cornstarch. This created a thick brown slimy paste. Replace this step and simply cook the chicken with a little olive oil is much better.
I give this 4 stars only because I preferred it with a change or two. I always buy the frozen chicken cutlets, so that's what I used. I think asparagus (if it is available) makes a better dish than broccoli which is so over-used these days. Also I added cashews to this dish for an extra crunch. Really quite tasty. Oh, I forgot to say that I left out the sesame oil because I do not like it in anything.
Very easy to make and very delicious. I used chicken tenders instead of breasts. Other vegetables could be added as well. Will definitely make this again. Rated "9" out of "10". I made it as an everyday meal, but would certainly make it for special occasions.
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