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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Over Rice

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Over Rice Recipe I

There never seem to be too many quick and easy meals to have on hand for a busy weeknight.

I am always looking for recipes that either have very little prep work involved, or have prep work that can be done ahead of time in order to make dinner go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Sometimes I find myself in a rut preparing the same dishes over and over again, especially when it comes to chicken.

If you are the same way, here is an easy chicken meal that can get you out of this rut!

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Over Rice l

This dish is filled with flavor from the pepper, oranges, onions, and seasonings, with a hint of honey to tie together the sweet and spicy aspects.

The chicken then finishes cooking in the same broth that the vegetables and fruit were cooked in making the chicken juicy and flavorful.

You can cut up the vegetables and fruit the night before or that morning, if you want to save yourself a little time.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Over Rice Recipe I

Serve the chicken over a bed of brown rice and you have a hearty meal that tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.

Plus, this dish can easily be doubled to give you leftovers for lunch the next day!

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Over Rice Recipe I

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Over Rice

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into strips
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 Cup onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large or 2 small oranges cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium red pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/4 Cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Cups cooked brown rice


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with paprika, cayenne, and white pepper. Add chicken, onion, and garlic to the skillet. Cook chicken until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet. Stir in the orange slices and pepper strips. Cook until oranges are brown on the edges and red peppers are tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add honey and chicken broth. Stir to combine and bring broth mixture to a boil.
  6. When mixture reaches a boil, place the chicken back in the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Spread rice in the bottom of a 2 1/2 quart dish. Top with chicken mixture. Spoon the broth over the top. Serve.
  8. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 31g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Friday 15th of March 2013

I love simple flavorful dinners like this. I know my family would enjoy this, looks delicious!

Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks

Monday 11th of March 2013

Perfect week night dinner! Pinning :)

Bree {Skinny Mommy}

Monday 11th of March 2013

I agree-fast and easy is best! This looks delicious too!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

Sunday 10th of March 2013

I definitely need this for a busy weeknight dinner! I'm getting so tired of the cereal dinners!

Rita Bose

Saturday 9th of March 2013


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