Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice

This Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice dish, made with our Minute® Instant White Rice, is even better than takeout and takes just 15 minutes to prepare!

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Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (12 oz) orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cups rotisserie cooked chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large orange, washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup frozen sugar snap peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)
Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 3-4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 3-4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (12 oz) orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cups rotisserie cooked chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large orange, washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup frozen sugar snap peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)

Instructions

  • Make your own takeout tonight! The whole family will love this Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice dish made with our Minute® Instant White Rice, delicious orange slices and crispy sugar snap peas.

    Step 1

  • Whisk together marmalade, orange juice and water in a medium saucepan over low heat.

    Step 2

  • Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until syrupy and reduced by half, about 10 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 4

  • Add chicken, orange slices and peas to sauce, and stir to combine. Cook until heated through.

    Step 5

  • Serve chicken mixture over rice. Sprinkle with almonds, if using.

    Recipe Tip

    If you’re looking to add more whole grains to your diet, substitute Minute® Instant Brown Rice for the Minute® Instant White Rice in this dish.

Quick, Easy and Delicious

Add this recipe to your list of weeknight dinner dishes you can prepare in 15 minutes, or less! We know you have a busy life and it’s hard to keep up with weekday dinners and lunches. That’s why Minute® Rice has you covered!

Inspired by the flavors of your favorite Chinese takeout, this Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice lives up to its name. The whole family is sure to love the combination of rotisserie or grilled chicken, crispy sugar snap peas and sweet orange sauce served over warm Minute® Instant White Rice.

We recommend you keep a box or two of our Minute® Instant Rice varieties on-hand to prepare other favorite takeout recipes, like this Pineapple Orange Chicken.

Want to make this a meal prep option? Bring our Minute® Ready to Serve White or Brown Rice cups to the office with your orange chicken and vegetables in a separate microwavable container, mix together and enjoy.

Sauce Varieties

A proper sauce can make or break your dish and one of the joys of cooking is to experiment with flavors to make these quick dishes your best yet! Want to keep that sweet flavor but add a bit of tanginess to the orange sauce in this recipe? Try adding your favorite barbecue sauce along with the marmalade for another layer of flavor. Feel free to also use soy sauce or rice wine vinegar.

Looking for more meal inspiration? Try our Cajun-inspired Red Beans and Rice or our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli. They’re both delicious!

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