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Baked Chicken in Orange-Almond Sauce

Categories: Kid-friendly, Low-fat
Type: Main Dishes

You can use a few handy ingredients, like orange juice, marmalade, and almonds, to put a special fruited glaze on ordinary baked chicken.

Serves: Serves: 4


  • 16 ounces skinned and boned uncooked chicken breasts, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade spreadable fruit
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) chopped almonds

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  2. Evenly arrange chicken pieces in prepared baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, spreadable fruit, margarine, almond extract, parsley flakes, and onion flakes.
  4. Drizzle orange mixture evenly over chicken. Evenly sprinkle almonds over top.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 4 servings.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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