Breaded chicken breasts; the orange sauce is optional.

Ellen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl beat together eggs and milk. Add 2 cups flour, salt and pepper. Beat all together until smooth. In a shallow dish or plate mix together the breadcrumbs and almonds. Dip chicken in egg batter, then in breadcrumb mixture.

  • In a large skillet melt 1 tablespoon butter/margarine and saute coated chicken in skillet 8 to 10 minutes. Place chicken in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  • To Make Sauce: Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan mix together the sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cornstarch, and 1 tablespoon flour. Then stir in the orange juice, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup water. Mix all together and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. Let boil for 3 minutes, then remove from heat.

  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter/margarine, the orange rind and the lemon rind to the orange sauce and stir together. Remove chicken from oven and pour orange sauce over warm chicken or put in a gravy boat for people to pour themselves. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; 9.3 g total fat; 106 mg cholesterol; 226 mg sodium. 46.6 g carbohydrates; 34.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2003
This was a really good way to make chicken. The sauce took a little long to cook but was worth it in the end. My mom thought the sauce was a little too sweet so adjust the sugar by your own taste. Also note that breading and frying the chicken isn't necessary. I just stuck it in the oven and baked it and it tasted great. Try it with rice and carrots the sauce tastes good on both of those as well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2007
I only used the sauce portion of the recipe and it was woefully dissapointing. I added less than 1/2 a cup of sugar so that fixed the sweetness issue other reviewers had but the sauce didn't have an asian flair to it. That's what I was looking for I guess. I prepared the chicken with garlic and ginger -- thankfully that saved the meal. This is an orange sauce. Plain and simple. If that's what your looking for you've found a good one. But if your looking for anything asian look elsewhere. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2003
This was a really good way to make chicken. The sauce took a little long to cook but was worth it in the end. My mom thought the sauce was a little too sweet so adjust the sugar by your own taste. Also note that breading and frying the chicken isn't necessary. I just stuck it in the oven and baked it and it tasted great. Try it with rice and carrots the sauce tastes good on both of those as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2003
This was a really good way to make chicken. The sauce took a little long to cook but was worth it in the end. My mom thought the sauce was a little too sweet so adjust the sugar by your own taste. Also note that breading and frying the chicken isn't necessary. I just stuck it in the oven and baked it and it tasted great. Try it with rice and carrots the sauce tastes good on both of those as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2005
I only used the sauce part of this recipe with some chicken I already had. WOW!!!!! What a great sauce. My family loved it too! I plan on making ooodles of it for my daughter's graduation party cookout! Awesome Ellen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
I love this recipe. There were NO leftovers with this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2005
This review is only for the sauce. I used it with sauteed tofu and veggies over rice and it was delicious! After reading other reviews I cut down on the sugar using somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 cup. It definitely was sweet (but not too sweet I thought) and very citrusy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2003
Usually when lots of reviewers claim something is too sweet I think they're nuts but I went ahead and put in less sugar than called for and for the first time I'll say something is too sweet. This is good and I may make it again but with lots of modifications. There was too much flour in the batter I might use orange juice concentrate instead of OJ less lemon more salt and ginger... I don't know. The sauce was very sweet light flavored and unremarkable. It needs work. (P.S.--My bf was much happier with this recipe than I was calling it delicious.) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2007
I only used the sauce portion of the recipe and it was woefully dissapointing. I added less than 1/2 a cup of sugar so that fixed the sweetness issue other reviewers had but the sauce didn't have an asian flair to it. That's what I was looking for I guess. I prepared the chicken with garlic and ginger -- thankfully that saved the meal. This is an orange sauce. Plain and simple. If that's what your looking for you've found a good one. But if your looking for anything asian look elsewhere. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2005
my hubby and I LOVE this recipe. We add hot pepper flakes to the sauce to spice it up and it is fabulous!!only complaint is batter is to thick. We add about a half of cup less of flour and it is perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2003
Pretty good! I only made the sauce (to go over stir-fried chicken and rice) and it was better than a lot of Chinese restaurants that we've been to. My husband loves orange chicken and he thought this was really good. The sauce didn't thicken up much for me of course this could be operator error so I'll see what happens the next time I make it. Even though it wasn't thick the taste was very good. Perhaps a little sweet like the others said so maybe I'll reduce the sugar just a little bit next time too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
This was the most amazing recipe. I literally had to juice my own oranges and lemons which took forever and used the suggestions like use less sugar and add crushed red pepper and i double dipped my chicken in the egg and then flour. I served it up a low mein My husband said it was the best thing that i had ever cooked. I was very estatic. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves to cook from sratch. Read More
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