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Citrus Chicken with Peppers

“This dish is so attractive and healthy. I tried a similar recipe, but the addition of citrus and honey makes it so much better.” Mary Wilhelm - Sparta, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet orange pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash pepper
  • Minced fresh basil, optional


  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute peppers until tender. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, orange juice, water and lime juice until smooth; stir in the honey, salt, paprika and pepper. Stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with basil if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 330 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • JCV4
    Apr 26, 2017

    I loved all the citrusy flavors in this recipe! The only thing I added was some garlic. Quick and easy recipe to make for a busy weekday dinner.

  • Bitterman
    Jan 24, 2016

    Not a fan. So super sweet with a slimy texture.

  • JLinnGS
    Nov 15, 2012

    This was very good, everyone enjoyed it. It turned plain chicken into something special and made a great presentation. I would definately make this again.

  • pltsallen
    Jan 8, 2012

    No comment left

  • tcugrad
    Nov 18, 2011

    It was easy, quick, and most of all very good. I think it would be better with chicken thighs if you like dark meat. Chicken breast seems to come out dry.

  • scholje
    Oct 2, 2009

    No comment left

  • Grambosue
    Oct 2, 2009

    PS: It also has onions in it.

  • Grambosue
    Oct 2, 2009

    I have a similar recipe that uses tarragon instead of basil. It is delicious with pork also. My family LOVES it!!Sue, Hiawassee, GA