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Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken Recipe

Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken Recipe

Pick up a medium-size orange for the zest and juice in this tasty chickenrecipe that creatively combines citrus with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, syrup, vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Stir in basil and orange peel. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • 2. Sprinkle chicken with remaining salt and pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165°, basting frequently with orange juice mixture. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 240 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 508mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, trace fiber), 34g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 5 lean meat

Reviews for Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken

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Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"Very good and easy to make. I make it often."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Amazing flavour!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"This was a nice twist. I would not add the orange zest next time as it was too much of the orange flavor, but I will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"very good! i would suggest making extra glaze to serve over rice"

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"really good!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"This just wasn't as flavorful as I expected."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Yumo! I used chicken thighs and baked them in the oven. Basted them with the orange mixture. I'll be making this recipe often."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"I do not keep many recipes,but this is a keeper. Easy, quick and delicious. Dawn"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"I halved the recipe, but only used two boneless chickens for my husband and I.

Worked great and easy enough for camping.
I put the ingredients together in a small freezer baggie, put in fridge and heated up in the microwave."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"Oh yummy! Easy, fast, and delicious! I used chicken tenderloins and cooked on my electric skillet. I did not use the orange peel bc I didn't have one. Served with wild rice and roasted cajun zucchini. I will make this again and again!"

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"We really liked this chicken! Even my 2 yr old loved it. We made it without the orange peel, as I didn't have any, but still liked it a lot. We'll definitely be making this again!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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