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Five-spice powder is a Chinese seasoning shortcut combining multiple flavors in one convenient package. Tossed with orange juice and chicken, it makes a terrific salad with a complex, layered taste that belies the simple recipe.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine 1 teaspoon oil, five-spice powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub the mixture into both sides of the chicken breasts.

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  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts; cook until browned on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn them over and transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until the chicken is just cooked through (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 165 degrees F), 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, peel and segment two of the oranges (see Tip), collecting segments and any juice in a large bowl. (Discard membranes, pith and skin.) Add the greens, bell pepper and onion to the bowl. Zest and juice the remaining orange. Place the zest and juice in a small bowl; whisk in vinegar, mustard, the remaining 4 teaspoons oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Pour the dressing over the salad; toss to combine. Slice the chicken and serve on the salad.

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Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2. Store the chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Slice and serve chilled.

Note: Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.

Tip: To segment citrus: With a sharp knife, remove the skin and white pith from the fruit. Working over a bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membranes. Squeeze juice into the bowl before discarding the membranes.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 26.1g; carbohydrates 22.6g; dietary fiber 6.5g; sugars 11.8g; fat 9.9g; saturated fat 1.8g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 11139.2IU; vitamin c 108.7mg; folate 45.5mcg; calcium 132.7mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 116.3mg; potassium 453.5mg; sodium 467.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg.
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