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Clementine & Five-Spice Chicken

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/clementine_chicken.html

From EatingWell:  January/February 2012

This chicken recipe gets intense, complex flavor from tangy clementines, five-spice powder and pungent Sichuan peppercorns. This dish is a marvel for entertaining: it takes just 35 minutes of prep and a handful of ingredients, but it looks and tastes super-special. Feel free to use mandarins, honey tangerines or oranges here instead of the clementines.

4 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Finely grate 1 teaspoon zest (see Tips) and squeeze 1 cup juice from 6 to 8 clementines. Combine the zest, juice, five-spice powder and peppercorns (if using) in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt. Cook the chicken, turning frequently, until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Pour in the juice mixture; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the chicken is just cooked through, 16 to 18 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, peel 2 of the remaining clementines and slice into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.
  4. When the chicken is done, transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Increase the heat to high and cook the sauce, stirring often, until thickened and reduced to 1/2 to 2/3 cup, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in the clementine slices, cilantro, scallion greens and sesame oil. Serve the chicken with the sauce.

Nutrition

Per serving : 270 Calories; 13 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 92 mg Cholesterol; 11 g Carbohydrates; 26 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 359 mg Sodium; 387 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 4 lean meat

Tips & Notes