SPICY ORANGE CHICKEN
From: Mary/Grammy McCarthy (this dish is not hot spicy)
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (recently I’ve been cutting them into chunks before cooking and like how it comes out that way)
- 1/2 C flour
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. pepper
- 3 T butter
- 2 T brown sugar
- 2 T vinegar
- 1 C orange juice
- 1 t. nutmeg
- 1 t. dried basil
- 1 small can mandarin oranges
- Jane Note: I add ground ginger as well. I also 1.5 X the sauce ingredients.
Combine flour, salt and pepper in bag. Shake chicken pieces until coated. Brown on both sides in butter in skillet over medium heat. Drain off fat.
Combine sauce ingredients (I usually 1 1/2 times the recipe for the sauce ingredients) and add to skillet. Cover and cimmer ~30 minutes or until tender. For a “sophisticated touch” add drained mandarin oranges and heat about 5 mins.
Note: cook chicken and sauce in covered skillet, but tip the cover a little to thicken sauce towards the end of cooking time. Bon appetit! This also freezes will if you make it ahead and save for “company” supper. XO Grammy