Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mandarin Orange Chicken (OAMC)

Here’s another delicious Once A Month Cooking treat for you: slightly sweet chicken, warm and bubbly that goes beautifully with a simple spinach salad. This serves my family of four with the addition of the salad, and sometimes rolls if everyone’s really hungry!

For a refresher on how OAMC works, visit the link above. Go here for more OAMC recipes.

Mandarin Orange Chicken

1 T olive oil
2 c fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 T flour
1/2 c scallions, sliced
1 c chicken broth
3 oz frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 c long grain rice
1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
11 oz can of mandarin oranges, drained

In a large sauce pan, saute the mushrooms for a few minutes. Sprinkle the flour over them and stir. Stir in the scallions through rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook covered for about 30 minutes if you are planning to freeze the meal, 45 minutes to serve immediately. The rice will be slightly undercooked at 30 minutes. Stir in the cooked chicken and the oranges, and package to freeze.

To serve: Thaw overnight in the fridge or heat on low until thawed. Return to a sauce pan and heat on the stovetop until the rice is finished.

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