Elegant Orange-Almond Chicken

Chicken pieces smothered in a sweet, almondy mushroom sauce. Mmm!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds)
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
cups sliced fresh mushrooms (8 ounces)
1/4
cup orange juice
1/4
cup almond-flavored liqueur or orange juice
2
tablespoons sliced almonds
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

  • 1 Mix flour, salt and pepper. Coat chicken with flour mixture.
  • 2 Heat oil in 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until hot.
  • 3 Cook chicken in oil about 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides. Cover and cook over low heat about 20 minutes or until juice is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken from skillet with tongs; keep warm.
  • 4 Drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet. Cook mushrooms in 1 tablespoon drippings over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove mushrooms from skillet.
  • 5 Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add orange juice and liqueur. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly and scraping up any brown bits, until mixture is slightly thickened. Stir in mushrooms; heat through. Serve mushroom mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with almonds and cilantro.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
170 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19 g
19 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
85 mg
85 %;
Sodium
280 mg
280 %;
Total Carbohydrate
14 g
14 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
29 g
29 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.