These past couple months have been a whirlwind with back to school and the reintroduction of activities and appointments. The biggest change in routine for me, was trying to adapt from the lazy days of summer, to trying to get dinner on the table some nights. Before meals were created and enjoyed at leisure, with no time pressure. Now theres at least three days per week which leave 30 minutes to get dinner on the table.
When I stumbled on this One-Pan Orange Chicken, I almost passed it over. It wasn’t a typical go-to combination for me, and in the past I’d settle for a old favourite rather than risk trying something so new. Yet curiosity got the better of me, and one night I made One-Pan Orange Chicken. This only reaffirmed how much my stubbornness makes me so frustratingly narrow minded sometimes. This dish is pretty good!
Not only is this One-Pan Orange Chicken a 30-Minute Easy Dinner, yet it’s one that requires few ingredients. Also, I love the smell of the red onion and orange juice when boiling, it’s a unique scent that screamed for a taste-test before it was even done.
This time of year may be overflowing with chaos, but having easy yet delicious meals like this on hand – makes the daily grind a little smoother. And in this case, a tad sweeter too.
One-Pan Orange Chicken
- 1 Tbsp . oil
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 lb./450 g, cut horizontally in half
- 1 Tbsp . finely chopped red onions
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 tsp . corn starch
- 1 Tbsp . brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Kraft Sweet Onion Vinaigrette Dressing
- 4 thin navel orange slices
- 1 Tbsp . chopped Italian parsley
Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3-1/2 to 4 min. on each side or until done (170ºF). Transfer chicken to plate; cover to keep warm.
Add onions and orange juice to skillet; bring to boil. Simmer on medium heat 2 min., stirring occasionally to scrape browned bits from bottom of skillet.
Whisk corn starch, sugar and dressing until blended. Add to skillet; cook and stir 30 sec. or until thickened. Add chicken (with juices) and orange slices; cook 30 sec.
Place chicken on platter; top with orange slices and sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.
Recipe NotesServing Suggestion - Serve with hot cooked long-grain brown rice and seasonal mixed fresh vegetables.
Do you ever cook a main dish with oranges?
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