Mandarin Orange Chicken Wild Rice

Mandarin Orange Chicken and Wild Rice

Mandarin Orange Chicken Wild Rice is as easy as it is delicious!

Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time and this great main dish will be dinner tonight.

Mandarin Orange Chicken Wild Rice
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 boxes ( 6 oz each) Long Grain and Wild Rice Original Recipe
  • 4 ounces canned sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 15 ounces Mandarin oranges in light syrup, undrained
  • 2½ cups water
Instructions
  1. Spray dutch oven or baking pan with a lid with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Place rice from both packages in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle rice with 1 of the seasoning packets from the rice mix.
  4. Place chicken tenders over the rice.
  5. Sprinkle the drained mushrooms over the chicken. Pour the mandarin oranges with juice over the chicken and mushrooms.
  6. Sprinkle top with the other seasoning packet.
  7. Add 2½ cups water.
  8. Cover with lid and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Ingredients

Mandarin Orange Chicken and Wild Rice Ingredients

 

Place rice in bottom of sprayed baking pan.  Sprinkle with 1 of the seasoning packets.

Wild Rice in Casserole

 

Place chicken over rice.

Chicken in Casserole

 

Add drained mushrooms, the mandarin oranges with juice and additional seasoning packet. 

Layer mandarin oranges and mushrooms

 

Pour 2 1/2 cups water over all.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes.  Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Enjoy!  I paired this dish with Manfried Riesling. It was really wonderful!  This dry Riesling was the perfect pairing for this dish.

Mandarin Orange Chicken and Wild Rice Paired with Dry Riesling Wine

Be sure to try these Make Life Special recipes:

Nicole’s Mushroom Risotto

 

Remember, let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends! 

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata sounds like it would be too fancy to make at home, but that is not so!  Here is a favorite recipe of mine…It is so fast and easy!  With just a few simple ingredients, your guests will be asking for seconds!  

Watch the YouTube How-to Tutorial for this recipe: 

 

Chicken Piccata
 
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 2 pounds
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons each, oil and butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained ( these are found in the olive section of the grocery store)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 thin slices each lemon and lime for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cut open one side on 4 large zip lock bags. Place one chicken breast inside each zip lock bag. Pound each chicken breast to ¼ inch thickness with the flat side of a meat mallet.
  2. Coat chicken on all sides with flour.
  3. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet. Add chicken. Brown quickly on both sides - about a minute or so on each side. Remove to a platter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Add wine, capers ( drained) and lemon juice to skillet. Heat to a boil, scraping down the sides and bottom of the pan. When 4 tablespoons remain, pour over the chicken breasts.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and garnish with lemon and lime slices.
  6. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 2 pounds

1/4 cup flour

2 tablespoons each oil and butter

1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup dry white wine

2 tablespoons capers, drained  (these are found in the olive section of the grocery store)

1/4 cup lemon juice ( fresh squeezed if possible)

3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

4 thin slices each lemon and lime for garnish

Directions:

Cut open one side on 4 large zip lock bags.  Place one chicken breast inside each zip lock bag and pound the chicken breast to 1/4 inch thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet.

 

Coat chicken breasts on all sides with flour.

 

Heat oil and butter in a large skillet.  Add the chicken.  Brown quickly on both sides – about 1 minute or so on each side.  Remove to platter.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

 

Add wine, capers and lemon juice to the skillet.  Heat to a boil, scraping down the sides and bottom of the pan.  When 4 tablespoons liquid remains, pour over the chicken.

Sprinkle with the fresh chopped parsley and garnish with the lemon and lime slices.  Enjoy!

To download the printable recipe with how to photos, click here:   Chicken Piccata

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Pizza – Chicken Breast Recipes

Easy Chicken Breast Recipes are Great For Week Night Dinners or Easy Entertaining!

Are you looking for some easy chicken breast recipes?  Every busy cook needs easy “go-to” recipes and this one fits the bill.  I like to always stock frozen chicken breasts in the freezer so I have the ingredients on hand for several easy chicken breast recipes.   My friend, Beth, gave me this recipe for Chicken Pizza several years ago.  It’s another quick and easy week night dinner.  A salad and hot cheesy garlic bread rounds out the meal. Hope you enjoy it!

This recipe only has FOUR ingredients and it a perfect Make Life Special recipe.  Not only are there very few ingredients – but they are readily available at all local grocery stores.  

 

Chicken Pizza
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Main Dish - Chicken
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Seasoned bread crumbs ( I use Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs)
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 4 slices Mozzarella cheese or Provolone cheese
Instructions
  1. Roll the chicken breasts in the seasoned bread crumbs.
  2. Place in baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over the top.
  3. Place mozzarella or provolone cheese slices on top.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes until chicken is done and the cheese is melted.

Directions:

Roll chicken breasts in seasoned bread crumbs.

 

Place in baking dish.  Pour spaghetti sauce over the chicken breasts.

 

Place cheese slices on top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes until chicken is done and the cheese is melted.

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Chicken Pizza

Remember…”Let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”

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