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Orange Spiced Chicken Recipe
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Orange Spiced Chicken

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"Chicken breasts graced with a holiday flavored marinade of orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, raisins and sugar then baked in the oven. A classic, traditional orange flavored chicken dish with a kick!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. To Marinate: Combine soy sauce, orange juice, sugar, garlic, ginger and raisins in a nonporous glass dish or bowl. Mix well, then add chicken and turn to coat. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate to marinate for 2 to 3 hours, turning once or twice.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Place chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish and pour marinade evenly over all.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, basting often.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 21, 2003

I made this for Christmas Eve dinner--just for two. It was wonderful! So quick, so easy and so tasty! I did make a few changes: based on one review, I switched the amounts of orange juice with the soy sauce. I used currants rather than raisins (just because I had currants which I wanted to use up). I also added slivers of the peel of one navel orange and 1/4 teaspoon ground hot red peppers. I served it with white rice and garlic green beans. I did have a bit of leftovers and the hot pepper taste was more pronounced. I will definitely make this again--many times, I'm sure! I think I will also make it with beef strips.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2010

Just ok. I followed other reviews and swapped the oj and soy sauce measurments. I ended with a sauce that was too thin to spoon over the chicken. It was really salty a well. I wont attempt this again

Mar 03, 2003

I liked this dish, and it was really easy to make. However, I think that the next time I make it, I will switch the amounts of soy sauce and orange juice, as I really couldn't taste that much orange flavor. Other than that, it was really good!

Oct 04, 2005

Mmmm...I have made this countless times since I found the recipe here. I switched the orange and soy around and added orange zest to make it that more orangey....GREAT RECIPE!

Oct 31, 2003

Pretty good. I took some posted suggestions and added 3/4 cup juice and 1/4 cup soy sauce and subst. honey for sugar. I also added 1/4 tsp of chili powder. It could have used 1/2 tsp chili powder. Instead of plain OJ, I used pineapple orange juice. Yummy! It was very good.

Dec 10, 2004

I have to agree with another member that the amts for the orange juice and soy sauce was switched. Next time I will use 1/2 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup soy sauce. I love soy sauce, so even this first time wasn't bad. I enjoyed the raisins in the marinade too! I served this with rice and chinese veggies. Very good and easy recipe!

Feb 19, 2006

Delicious! Per other reviews, I switched the orange juice and soy sauce amounts and added a bit of chili powder. The sauce was pretty liquidy which was great when served over rice, but maybe next time I'll try adding a tiny dash of cornstarch to help the sauce stick to the chicken better.

Apr 25, 2004

I have a question, are the amounts for the OJ and the soy sauce backwards, by any chance? The intro. says that it's supposed to be,"A classic, traditional orange flavored chicken dish with a kick!" but the predominate taste is the soy sauce. IF, I make it again, I'm going to switch the amounts.


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 54.7 g
  • 109%
  • Sodium
  • 1952 mg
  • 78%

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

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