Spice up that midweek chicken with this homespun orange chicken recipe from Mr. Herb at Herbs on Herbs. If your little eaters aren’t fans of hot foods, opt for a more mild salsa to lessen the spiciness. This recipe only take about 10 minutes to prepare and according to Mr. Herb, blends both sweet and savory ingredients for a truly unique flavor. This chicken dish is one that both kids and parents will enjoy, so you won’t need to make two dinners for your picky ones. Serve this meaty main over a bed of rice and maybe a few veggies (if you can sneak them in). The chicken is great as leftovers too, so if you have some extras, try mixing it in with the next night’s meal to enjoy it a second time.

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Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 cloves of garlic
3/4 c salsa (medium or mild, depending on desired spiciness)
1/4 c orange juice
1 tbsp packed brown sugar
2 c cooked rice

Method:
1. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

3. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides. While the chicken is cooking, mince the garlic.

4. Remove the chicken from the skillet when browned. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook and stir for 1 minute.

5. Stir the salsa, orange juice and brown sugar in the skillet and heat to a boil.

6. Return the chicken to the skillet. Reduce the heat to low.

7. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve the chicken and sauce over rice.

Adapted from Campbell’s Kitchen

recipe and photo courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Herb at Herb on Herbs

The dynamic duo of Mr. & Mrs. Herb are a kitchen savvy couple that enjoy nothing more than coming home and enjoying a delicious home cooked meal comprised of ordinary and inexpensive ingredients. For them ,the fun of cooking rests in the creative process, especially with the recipes they create themselves. When they’re not photographing and taste-testing their creations in the kitchen, Mr. & Mrs. Herb are often exploring new local restaurants that offer one-of-a-kind dining experiences. Follow their food exploits at Herb on Herbs.