Gingered Chicken Dinner Recipe
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Gingered Chicken Dinner Recipe

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“Since I love citrus, chicken and ginger, I decided to put them all together. I created an easy, delicious meal, and clean-up is a cinch! I hope you enjoy it.” —Judy L Komarinski, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 499 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 1739mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 42g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour half into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. In a small skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in butter for 2-3 minutes on each side. In a greased 8-in. square baking dish, combine rice with reserved marinade; top with chicken.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Top with broccoli; cover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Gingered Chicken Dinner in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p68

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 207406
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"Thought the chicken was a bit dry, but it was very easy for a one dish meal. I substituted brown rice and used fresh broccoli."

mel7445 User ID: 3057977 83924
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"I used reduced sodium soy sauce, and this recipe was still too salty for my tastes. I will make again and omit the 1/2 tsp salt. Also thought the flavor of the rice with half the marinade was too strong, so will substitute half of it with water as another reviewer suggested. Loved that it was one dish, easy to pull together, few ingredients, and relatively healthy (minus the added salt). The chicken flavor was perfect and I think would make a great grilling marinade. Overall, something I will make again with these modifications."

Pamkevin User ID: 3194415 150902
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"I made this recipe this evening for the two of us. I marinated the chicken over night and followed the recipe. I thought the chicken was too sweet and tasted too much orange juice. It was also very dry with the rice and not a creamy mixture, that I was hoping for. I sprinkled shredded cheese over the mixture when I added the broccoli, but it didn't do much, but it looked good, but fair. I would not make this recipe again."

euge1 User ID: 3773156 159617
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"rediculous amount of sodium in recipe"

Sage Honey User ID: 3454562 154983
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"This is a lovely meal, serve it to company! If you are concerned with sodium, use lite soy and omit salt from recipe. I, however, made the recipe just as it was written, and everyone, family and guests alike, loved it!!! Will certainly add this to my recipe collection!"

euge1 User ID: 3773156 159614
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"what is up with this recipe frigging rediculous...i have never in my life seen so much sodium in a recipe insane ....wth....totally insane ouragous unbelievable"

delsts User ID: 1270227 159613
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"I would make this recipe again with 1/2 the marinade. This recipe as written has WAY to much SODIUM. how can you possibly say it is healthy? decrease the soy and make it light soy - omit the salt...let the flavor of the orange juice, ginger and garlic come thru."

MargeAZ User ID: 1297434 150887
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"This recipe is not healthy for those who need to watch their sodium intake. The sodium content is much too high - 75% of the RDA (2300 mg). With that much soy sauce, you don' t need to add additional salt.

I'd skip the salt altogether, and use low-sodium soy sauce, and add more ginger if it tasted bland."

melisai User ID: 3729799 133951
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

"I love this meal! I have made it for just myself and my husband, and make it for dinner parties on a regular basis."

prestonjh User ID: 1966721 155751
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"I just made this and think it will become one of my favorite meals.  I loved the flavor and the easy prep makes this a total winner!  Thanks so much!

Deb Healy, South Lyon, MI"

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