STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Crunched for time making dinner?

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Sarah Auerswald and Yvonne Condes, the founders of, stopped by KCAL9 Friday to discuss how to make family-friendly after school dinner in 18 minutes or less!

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Auerswald and Condes shared the recipe for Mandarin Orange Chicken with Broccoli, Bell Peppers and Brown Rice:

  1. 1 box Crazy Cuizine Mandarin Orange Chicken package (chicken & sauce)
  2. Ready-made frozen brown rice packets (2), cooked according to manufacturer’s directions
  3. 2 broccoli florets, 2 red bell peppers (pre-cut)
  4. 2 tbsp. of oil
  • Thaw unopened sauce packet. Set aside.
  • Bake Mandarin Orange Chicken on a baking sheet for 15-18 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  • While chicken is baking, heat oil in a large skillet and add veggies.
  • Cook veggies for 6-8 minutes until tender.
  • Add baked chicken to vegetables.
  • Warm sauce in separate pan over medium-low heat then pour over chicken and veggies. Mix to coat well.
  • Serve with rice and enjoy!