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Mandarin Chicken Bites

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Instead of a big Christmas meal, our family enjoys nibbling on an all-day appetizer buffet. Each year we present tempting new dishes alongside our favorites. This is one of those tried-and-true dishes that's a 'must'. --Susannah Yinger, Canal Winchester, Ohio"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour,salt and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a skillet, brown chicken in butter until juices run clear. In a saucepan, combine the oranges, marmalade and tarragon; bring to a boil. Pour over chicken; stir gently to coat. Serve warm with toothpicks.


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I added crushed red pepper and some cayenne for heat to the orange sauce, and served this over rice. My family loved it.

These are very tasty tidbits. Works well as a meal served with rice or as an appetizer. The sauce was really mild, nice orange taste, a little touch of brandy as other reviewer suggested made ...

I used this recipe for my family/friends xmas get together. Everyone enjoyed and my husband added a little of brandy to the sauce which made it taste even better. Great holiday appetizer. Will...

These were quite good. I served as a main dish over Onion Rice from this site. My only thought would be to perhaps add a little cornstarch slurry to the sauce, as it didn't coat the chicken quit...

I enjoyed this ... my family is still not sure. I made it ahead and reheated but it was definitely better when it was first made! I will make this again, even if it's only for me.