Sweet Orange Baked Chicken

Enjoy the taste of orange in this delightful rice and chicken recipe - perfect for dinner.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
box (6.2 oz) fast-cooking long-grain and wild rice mix (with seasoning packet)
1/2
cup sliced almonds, toasted
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
8
boneless skinless chicken breasts (3 lb)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup orange marmalade
1/4
cup honey
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Cook rice as directed on package, omitting butter. Stir in almonds and butter.
  • 2 Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Cut slit in each chicken breast to form a pocket. Spoon about 1/4 cup rice mixture into each pocket. Place chicken in pan; sprinkle evenly with salt.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix marmalade, honey, mustard and thyme until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup of mixture for serving. Brush remaining marmalade mixture over chicken.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 5 Heat reserved marmalade mixture over medium heat and pour evenly over chicken.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
551
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Sodium
696mg
696%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
57g
57%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 6 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.