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Sweet Orange Baked Chicken

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Sweet Orange Baked Chicken
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8
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Enjoy the taste of orange in this delightful rice and chicken recipe - perfect for dinner.
Updated Nov 24, 2011

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

Steps

  • 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

551 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 57g Protein, 53g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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