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Baked Orange Chicken

This baked orange chicken is a quick and elegant recipe. It can easily be doubled or tripled for company. I like to serve mine with a baked potato. —Pamela Siple, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade


  • In a small bowl, combine orange juice and soy sauce. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken and reserved marinade in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon marmalade over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 189 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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  • ckbkjunkie
    Feb 12, 2013

    This was incredible, but I think if it marinaded more than an hour it would've been even better. I read in one review where someone thought it was too sweet so I used unsweetened orange marmalade and it was just perfect. I think when I make it again I will be sure it gets to marinade longer and maybe even prick the chicken a little so the mixture can seep inside. This is a keeper!

  • lenergyrlah
    Nov 6, 2012

    This recipe has a strong orange flavor and is very sweet. I preferred the Apricot Glazed Chicken recipe (From the Cooking for 2 Magazine) over this one.

  • sandisibona
    Nov 17, 2011

    I was in a hurry to make dinner, so I cooked the chicken on my George Foreman Grill for about 8 minutes (175 degrees). I put the marinade in a sauce pan over medium-high heat and let it reduce by half. Plate up the chicken and drizzle the marinade over top.The chicken was juicy & tender. The marinade was sweet and just right.Before we were evn done eating, my husband and son requested it again. I will be adding this to my file.

  • kleescraga
    Nov 15, 2011

    Best type of recipe: few ingredients, usually on hand, easy and fast. Next time I may decrease the OJ and increase the soy sauce. My husband prefers the breasts pounded to 1/4" so one large breast served us both.

  • Mailbag55
    Apr 12, 2011

    Super easy and really good. I boiled carrots and used a bit of the fresh oj and soy sauce mixture with a T of marmalade and a T of brown sugar. I served the carrots over rice with the chicken.

  • CStrat
    Feb 22, 2011

    Easy, easy, easy, and oh so good!

  • debash1
    May 14, 2010

    I made this and the flavor was delicious. It was also so, so easy to make with only 3 ingredients. I will definately make this again,