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Orange Cinnamon Chicken

The aroma of this dish is heavenly as it cooks, the spicy warm smell of cinnamon mixed with energizing citrus is sure to bring them to the table fast.

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup mandarin orange sections, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Flatten chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness with a meat mallet or rolling pin.
  2. In a small bowl, combine orange sections, orange juice, marmalade and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, heat over medium-high heat.
  5. Add chicken, cook 3 to 4 minutes until lightly browned.
  6. Turn chicken, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  7. Pour orange mixture over chicken, then heat for 3 to 4 minutes until heated through.