Tantalizing Mandarin Orange Chicken Recipe
If you’re looking for a unique flavor combination with zesty zing, then look no further than this tantalizing Mandarin Orange Chicken. This delightful dish blends sweet and savory into a symphony of flavors for the palate. Boasting just the right amount of sweetness and an inviting aroma, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.
At its core, this recipe combines the unexpected yet complementary tastes of oranges and chicken. The resulting combination provides a burst of flavor and the perfect balance of flavor that the entire family can enjoy. Experienced cooks will also appreciate the cultural influences that are interwoven throughout the dish, from the delightful marinade to the zesty side of veggies.
• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
• 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
• 3 tablespoons soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons mirin
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 2 tablespoons white vinegar
• 3 mandarins, peeled and segmented
• Sliced green onions
• Sliced red bell peppers
1. Begin by marinating your chicken breasts. Mix together the soy sauce, mirin, honey, ginger, red pepper flakes, and vinegar in a large bowl.
2. Add the chicken to the marinade, mixing thoroughly with the sauce. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes, but overnight is best.
3. When you are ready, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and place them in a baking dish. Top each one with a few slices of mandarin oranges and sprinkle with green onions.
5. Drizzle the chicken with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
6. When done, remove from the oven and serve with steamed rice, roasted red bell peppers, and remaining mandarin oranges. Enjoy!
This Mandarin Orange Chicken is an ideal meal for those looking to try something new and interesting. It’s a cross between the classic sweet and sour chicken and orange chicken, with the perfect balance of indulgent flavors for a truly decadent and exotic dining experience. Plus, with its convenient oven cooking and minimal prep time, it’s perfect for busy weeknights. Try it and let us know what you think!