Orange Chicken Recipe
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Orange Chicken Recipe

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I found this recipe several years ago while looking for a new way to prepare chicken. It's become our favorite dinner entree. —Betty Sexton, Blairsville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Orange slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 241 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, beat egg and orange juice. In another bowl, combine stuffing mix, paprika, orange peel and salt.
  2. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in crumbs, turning to coat well. Pour butter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place chicken in baking dish, turning once to butter both sides.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Garnish with orange slices if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Orange Chicken in Country April/May 1994, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 238925
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"I put my chicken in for 36 minutes and it was still slightly overdone (I used the butter, not cooking spray). Next time I will set it for 30 and just keep checking it. It was a very interesting orange flavor. Definitely different. Both my husband and I enjoyed it, but even more importantly, my son (who has feeding issues) loved this. I will probably make this in the future, but 1 star off for too long cook time, and for the hassle of grating an orange peel and crushing stuffing."

tcarver User ID: 5663692 231687
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"The chicken was very flavorful. Easy to make."

imanimykel User ID: 2547796 227691
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"Made this tonight. It was a hit. Didn't have an orange on hand, but will definitely add the orange peel next time. Fortunately, I had leftover stuffing mix with herbs in the freezer. Adding the stuffing mix to my pantry staples. No leftovers, making more next time!"

NikNwo11 User ID: 8054203 227291
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"I had trouble with the chicken being too dry - but I had omitted the butter and used cooking spray as someone else suggested. Next time I'll use the butter and I bet it won't be as dry! The orange flavor was very nice and hubby liked this one a lot. :)"

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 227019
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"I will admit to being a little skeptical about this recipe with the orange juice in it, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good this chicken really was. I did not add the orange peel, but used all the other ingredients. It was done at about 38 minutes."

staceylynn44 User ID: 4580341 225708
Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"Made this last night. Crazy good. The whole family loved it and we have some very picky eaters. Pounded the chicken breasts first, but followed the recipe exactly. Just had some left over for lunch and it was still great!!"

vonoepen User ID: 4967300 225291
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"I made this with chicken tenderloins and it was absolutely delicious. Even my 5 grandchildren, ages 7 to 12, really liked it. I did not put the orange peel in, but when I make it for my husband and I, I will try this. Thanks, Sukie"

busychef User ID: 8339396 225217
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"Great quick dinner. I used fresh squeezed oj & added diced jalape?o & fennel before baking. Adds a nice heat/pepper flavor. Will definitely make again. A real hit!!!!!"

LVladyinAZnow User ID: 7882173 225192
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"Don't like the idea of chicken roasting in an oily pan, so placed chicken on cooling rack in oven to cook. Works great. Recipe is yummy!"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 25208
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014


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