Orange Ginger Chicken Recipe
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Orange Ginger Chicken Recipe

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This twist on a popular Chinese takeout dish is one of my husband's all-time favorites. We spoon it over rice. —Toni Schilz, APO, AP
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Optional garnishes: thinly sliced green onion and sesame seeds

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 326 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.


  1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil in batches over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan; cook and stir until thickened. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Orange Ginger Chicken in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p83

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 260824
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2017

"Great recipe, although it is sweet. easy to prepare. The green onions compliment the dish so well. We will make this at least once a month."

Dee1264 User ID: 7617060 245167
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"Really good and easy!"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 241227
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"Delicious....easy to prepare and liked by the whole family. Not too sweet. Tasted as good as the local restaurants. We loved the sliced green onions and toasted seeds on top too. Will be making again."

begrl78 User ID: 8117331 233749
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"My husband loved it, although I found it to be too sweet, and will cut back on the marmalade used when I make it again. Will definitely be using again!"

beil User ID: 4345857 226372
Reviewed May. 15, 2015

"My husband and I found it too sweet. With all the excellent reviews, I was very disappointed. Have enjoyed many of TOH recipes in the past. Will not make again."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 223864
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

"Wonderful! Loved the simplicity (not much chopping) and the great flavor. Adding to the rotation."

heatherwright User ID: 4038010 132328
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"We really like this. I double the sauce especially if I add veggies to it. Super easy. I think it could translate well with pineapple too."

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 132327
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"I wish I could post a video of the theatrics my son put on to "proclaim his love" for this chicken. I guess I'll have to make it again! The sauce wouldn't thicken up for me, so I added a little cornstarch mixed with water and that did the trick."

liz wong User ID: 539773 123545
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

"This recipe is excellent. I doubled the sauce and added a clove of pressed garlic plus a little cornstarch to thicken."

nikschwid User ID: 5576252 132326
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"My family and I loved this recipe! I used too used chicken breast instead of thighs. Much better than take out!!!"

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