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Easy Orange Chicken

Easy Orange Chicken Recipe @ginaekirk

This orange chicken is so good. I mean, if I can make it with a toddler screaming at my feet, you totally got this. It was a big hit with all the kids (even the toddler) as well as Mr. Kirk. So it’s sure to please in your house too!

Here’s what you need…

  • 1 pound thinly sliced chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup of flour (any kind you prefer)
  • 1 cup of milk (I used SO delicious coconut milk here)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup orange marmalade (depending on how much orange flavor you want)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (we use this kind)
  • Oil of your choice for browning (I used olive oil)

A couple of notes before you start… I try to avoid corn syrup, so if you do too – be sure to check your labels. Also, the milk/flour is totally optional here. You could do this chicken without the breading, simply skip that step and follow all other instructions!

Here’s what you do…

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium to low heat. 
  3. Toss cut up chicken in flour, then milk, then flour again (they should be well coated)
  4. Add chicken to pan, brown each side for 1-2 minutes. 
  5. Once browned, move to a 13×9 baking dish or a cookie sheet with sides.
  6. Arrange chicken in a single layer.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, combine the BBQ sauce and marmalade. You can add more marmalade for a stronger orange flavor.
  8. Pour mixture on top of chicken, and toss lightly to coat.
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through, and the center is 165 degrees. These are small pieces so they will cook quickly.

One of my pet peeves is when a recipe doesn’t come with serving suggestions. So, I wanted to share that I served this chicken over jasmine rice, with steamed broccoli and a lemon wedge. All the kids and adults loved it. 


Easy Orange Chicken Recipe @ginaekirk

Easy Orange Chicken Recipe @ginaekirk

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  • Reply
    Cristina Mandeville
    February 25, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Our youngest daughter Lily is obsessed with orange chicken ! I will be making this 🙂 Thank you for sharing this over at Blogger Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party! Pinned and hope to see you again! Have an awesome week!

    • Reply
      February 25, 2016 at 1:36 am

      You’re very welcome!

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