Quick Orange Glazed Chicken Recipe
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Quick Orange Glazed Chicken Recipe

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I make this colorful main dish at least once a month—our grandkids love it. The original recipe called for a cut-up fryer, but I use boneless chicken breasts because they're convenient and cook more quickly.—Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 small onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 280 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a skillet, saute chicken in butter for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with salt if desired, pepper and ginger. Stir in carrots and onion.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and orange juice until smooth. Stir in marmalade, brown sugar and lemon juice; add to skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sunshine Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p21

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Rosemary Swope User ID: 1654672 223680
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2015

"We really enjoy this recipe. I double the sauce ingredients because we like it saucy. Thank you for sharing this keeper. Have made it many times."

MY REVIEW User ID: 6093830 82290
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"Excellent taste. I felt the orange carrots with the orange sauce lacked appeal. Plan to use snow peas next time."

LatelyLisa User ID: 5581400 26906
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"Nice healthy alternative. Marmalade and orange juice give it a fresh citrusy taste."

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