Chicken Breasts with Tangerines and Thyme Recipe

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Best with Sunkist® Tangerines
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Room temperature citrus will yield more juice than those that are chilled. Chicken Breasts with Tangerines and Thyme uses tangerines which are a great tasty alternative to oranges. Why not give this tangerine chicken recipe a try? It makes for a delectable main dish.


  • 4 medium Sunkist® tangerines (about 1 pound per 4 tangerines)
  • 4 boneless, skinless half chicken breasts (about 1 pound per 4 half breasts)
  • 1/8 tsp. each salt and white pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 lb. Italian brown or white mushrooms, sliced (about 1.5 cups per 1/4 pound)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme leaves per 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme), crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. triple sec or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 2/3 cup reduced sodium (1/3 less) chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced diagonally

Instructions: (Makes 4 servings)

  • Grate peel from 1 tangerine to equal 1/2 teaspoon peel.
  • Juice 2 tangerines to equal 1/3 cup juice.
  • Hand peel and segment remaining 2 tangerines, removing any seeds, if necessary; set aside.
  • Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry.
  • Lightly sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In large non-stick skillet sprayed with no stick cooking spray, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Brown chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until just cooked through.
  • Remove chicken.
  • In skillet drippings and butter, sauté mushrooms with thyme and grated tangerine peel for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add tangerine juice and orange liqueur.
  • Sir chicken broth into cornstarch and add to skillet.
  • Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until mixture starts to thicken.
  • Return chicken and stir in tangerine segments and green onion.
  • Heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories 245; Total Fat 6g; Saturated Fat 1.5g; % Calories from Fat 22%; % Calories from Saturated Fat 6%; Cholesterol 75mg; Carbohydrate 18g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sodium 240mg; Protein 26g