Orange Honey Chicken Recipe
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Orange Honey Chicken Recipe

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These golden chicken pieces are nicely seasoned with a tangy citrus marinade. The ingredients are easy to have on hand, so you can whip up this special chicken for friends and family anytime.—Rita Goshaw, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 chicken leg quarters (3-1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 310 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 733 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 45 g protein.


  1. Place chicken in a single layer in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice concentrate, honey and mustard. Baste chicken with half the marinade. Bake 15 minutes longer; baste with remaining marinade. Bake 10 minutes more or until the meat juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orange Chicken in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p13

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"Too strong of an "orange" flavor, could easily cut back the oj..."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"Excellent flavor and so easy. Don't thaw the orange juice concentrate and the sauce shouldn't be too thin...just baste the chicken while it is cooking."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"Is the sauce supposed to be heated? It was very thin and didn't really add anything to our chicken. I probably would not make again."

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