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Delicious Orange Chicken

Orange slices add a refreshing twist to tender, juicy baked chicken-a wonderful meal for company. The appealing glaze coats the poultry with tangy sweetness. —Lorri Cleveland, Kingsville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves (7 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine butter, garlic, basil, salt and pepper; drizzle over chicken. Arrange onion and orange slices on top. Bake, uncovered, 50 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, orange juice and soy sauce until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Drain chicken; brush with orange juice mixture. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 255 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 757mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • eaposey
    Dec 30, 2019

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  • acnally
    May 10, 2017

    This was super bland and not very good... I halved the chicken and kept the same amount of everything else and it was still super bland. If you're looking for a bold flavor, this is not it. Will not make again.

  • grannygourmet
    Apr 17, 2011

    This is an easy and elegant dish. I used boneless chicken breasts so reduced the cooking time to 25 minutes before the sauce and 15 minutes after.

  • gingerriss
    Mar 5, 2011

    I think maybe I did something wrong. It was bad. not much orange taste

  • kathykjk
    Jan 15, 2011

    My husband and I like spicy food, so I added a tablespoon of finely diced jalapeno peppers to the sauce... fantastic!

  • nessienessa
    Aug 3, 2010

    It really does taste like Orange. I use boneless breasts though and I also prefer to use Low-sodium soy sauce. The best thing about this recipe is that it looks like more work than it is. It is very easy and super flavorful. LOVE it.

  • Hawaiianmama
    Mar 7, 2010

    Not only did this recipe bring the flavor of the orange through out the chicken, but the gravy was amazing I even had great reviews from the children who loved the additional orange slices with their dinner!

  • badkitty1116
    Nov 3, 2009

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  • candeyacid
    Jun 16, 2009

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  • stephowens
    Apr 18, 2009

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