Orange Chicken Recipe -
Orange Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Orange Chicken

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"Orange marmalade is the key ingredient in a simple sauce with broth, lemon juice, flour and pepper added. Chicken breasts are lightly browned, then simmered in the sauce. Serve over hot cooked rice and sprinkle with fresh parsley, if desired."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Saute chicken in a large skillet until lightly browned, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, broth, juice, marmalade and pepper. Mix together. Heat mixture in a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Add chicken and cook over low heat for 4 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 24, 2005

Oh my GOD!! This was awesome - I did however make a few changes. Instead of broth and flour I used a can of "cream of chicken" soup. I used red pepper flakes instead of regular black pepper and I added a bit of whole garlic(minced) and soy sauce. I also used apricot preserves as well as orange marmalade. It was better then Panda Express!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 04, 2003

I'm going to be honest, this was horrible. I didn't even serve it. I had the chicken sauteed, and the sauce simmering and it smelled awful, I was ready to add the chicken but decided to give the sauce a taste first, I'm sure glad I did, It was the worst. I thought it was maybe just me so I called my husband over and made him try it. After that it went straight down the drain and I made the chicken into a different recipie. I love marmelade so that was not the problem. It was the combination of all of the flavors, they just did not go together I thought.

Sep 10, 2005

This recipe is fabulous! I've made it for friends on many occasions, and I've never had a dissatisfied customer. When I make it, I add 1/4 cup of soy sauce to tame the sweetness/orange flavor. I also use two skillets and cook the chicken and sauce simultaneously. Oh and to the geniuses who complained about the taste of orange peel, how about you STRAIN THE SAUCE before serving it? I always look forward to cooking this dish!

Jan 06, 2004

It is super easy and fast but way too sweet for our liking. We added dashes of salt, chopped green and red bell peppers and some minced garlic just to make it less sweet. I would suggest reducing the maralade and/or added some soy sauce or something to reduce the sweetness.

Jan 28, 2003

This was very easy and fast. I did not like the taste of the marmalade with chicken. I won't make this again.

Jan 06, 2004

I made this recipe for my family tonight. I was expecting it to turn out the way it looks in Chinese resturaunts. Now don't be discouraged to make this recipe just because it looks unpleasant. The taste was very yummy and I would make it again. I only added a pinch of pepper because it is not my favorite taste. I added a little more Lemon Juice that the recipe called for. There was a lot of sauce, but when served over rice it is just right!!

Jan 06, 2004

I served this dish to company and got rave reviews. I took advice of other reviews and added green and red bell peppers as well as a little extra lemon juice. We didn't find this dish very sweet at all. The difference in sweetness may be due to the type of marmalade that is used. We found the dish refreshingly tart. Thank you for sharing!

Aug 31, 2010

Thanks for such an easy recipe!! It was great! The second time I made it, I reduced the marmalade to 1/2 cup and added 1/4 cup soy sauce. I also cut the chicken up into bite size pieces, battered and fried them before adding them back to the sauce. Thank you!!


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  • Calories
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 27.9 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 97 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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