Sunshine Chicken

Posted: December 29

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Sunshine Chicken gets its bright, sweet flavors from cooking with orange juice. The result is a shimmering sensation of savoriness and sugariness, with a little tartness and tang. Served alongside fluffy rice soaked with the same citrus wonder and with a touch of heat from curry powder, Sunshine Chicken makes the evening bright with its wonderful tastes.


• 2-3 teaspoons curry powder • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 6 (5-ounce) chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless • 1 1/2 cups orange juice • 1 cup long-grain rice • 3/4 cup water • 1 tablespoon brown sugar • 1 teaspoon ground mustard • fresh parsley, chopped, optional, for topping


Step 1

Combine the curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and the pepper.

Step 2

Rub the curry powder mixture over the chicken.

Step 3

In a skillet over medium heat on the stovetop, combine the orange juice, rice, water, brown sugar, mustard, and the remaining salt.

Step 4

Add the chicken pieces to the skillet.

Step 5

Bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 6

Reduce the heat and cover the skillet.

Step 7

Let the mixture simmer until the chicken juices run clear and a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 165 degrees F.

Step 8

Remove the skillet from the heat and let stand, covered, until all the liquid is absorbed, for about 5 minutes.

Step 9

Top with parsley and serve!

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