Randy Mayor
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups chicken mixture, 3/4 cup rice, and 1 1/2 teaspoons almond)

Mandarin oranges and apricot preserves add a fruity sweetness to this veggie-packed chicken stir fry recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Drain oranges in a colander over a bowl, reserving syrup.

Step 2

Combine juice concentrate and the next 6 ingredients (concentrate through garlic) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken; cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.

Step 3

Heat canola oil in a stir-fry pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and the next 6 ingredients (asparagus through green beans); stir-fry for 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add mushrooms, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Remove vegetable mixture from pan. Add chicken mixture to pan, and stir-fry for 4 minutes or until chicken is done. Return vegetable mixture to pan. Combine reserved syrup and cornstarch in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add syrup mixture to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until slightly thick. Stir in oranges. Serve over rice and almonds.

Ratings & Reviews


September 30, 2016
I enjoyed this dinner even though I made a mistake and added the mandarin juice to the marinade. I'm afraid that the chicken flavor was not as strong as it should have been. I didn't add the oil or the snap peas. Overall, it was very fresh and tasty.

CAgirlinIA's Review

March 06, 2015
Maybe recipes are just subjective but I REALLY loved this dish. I was in a rush and didn't marinate the chicken but 5 minutes. And I did not have on hand green beans, zucchini or snow peas, and had to resort to canned mushrooms. Didn't have apricot preserves so used peach. But I had two big bunches of asparagus so used one of those in place of the absent veggies. In place of chili oil I used the same amount of chili garlic paste but next time (and there will definitely BE a next time) I will increase that as I like some heat. I didn't have the almonds either and I kept thinking how good cashews would be (but of course I couldn't then stick to 1 1/2 teaspoons. ;)

AnthonyStephens's Review

March 24, 2012

CoriBee's Review

August 21, 2011

kmschell's Review

January 18, 2011
I loved this recipe. I don't understand why it's rated so low. It was easy to make and had lots of flavor. I also followed cooking the chicken first. It's a definite make again!