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Orange Chicken

I found this recipe several years ago while looking for a new way to prepare chicken. It's become our favorite dinner entree. —Betty Sexton, Blairsville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Orange slices, optional


  • In a shallow bowl, beat egg and orange juice. In another bowl, combine stuffing mix, paprika, orange zest and salt.
  • Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in crumbs, turning to coat well. Pour butter into a 13x9-in. baking dish. Place chicken in baking dish, turning once to butter both sides.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. If desired, garnish with orange slices.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 241 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • justkathere
    Jul 31, 2017

    I only gave it 4 stars because I tweaked the recipe. I changed it because most of the stuffing mixes are loaded with MSG, which I am highly allergic too - and I mean the added "Accent" type of MSG. and not the naturally occurring MSG that is in a lot of foods. So, I substituted Poultry Seasoning - 2 tablespoons, 2 Tablespoons Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning and 1 cup of unseasoned bread crumbs - side note Panco Bread crumbs would have worked too. It came out fantastic. And I only baked it for 35 minutes. It came out so nice, moist and brown. 45 minutes at 375 would have burnt it beyond repair.

  • cheryl
    Jul 25, 2017

    Delicious! Will make again!

  • PrplMonky5
    Dec 7, 2015

    I put my chicken in for 36 minutes and it was still slightly overdone (I used the butter, not cooking spray). Next time I will set it for 30 and just keep checking it. It was a very interesting orange flavor. Definitely different. Both my husband and I enjoyed it, but even more importantly, my son (who has feeding issues) loved this. I will probably make this in the future, but 1 star off for too long cook time, and for the hassle of grating an orange peel and crushing stuffing.

  • tcarver
    Aug 24, 2015

    The chicken was very flavorful. Easy to make.

  • imanimykel
    Jun 9, 2015

    Made this tonight. It was a hit. Didn't have an orange on hand, but will definitely add the orange peel next time. Fortunately, I had leftover stuffing mix with herbs in the freezer. Adding the stuffing mix to my pantry staples. No leftovers, making more next time!

  • NikNwo11
    Jun 1, 2015

    I had trouble with the chicken being too dry - but I had omitted the butter and used cooking spray as someone else suggested. Next time I'll use the butter and I bet it won't be as dry! The orange flavor was very nice and hubby liked this one a lot. :)

  • lmmanda
    May 26, 2015

    I will admit to being a little skeptical about this recipe with the orange juice in it, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good this chicken really was. I did not add the orange peel, but used all the other ingredients. It was done at about 38 minutes.

  • staceylynn44
    May 1, 2015

    Made this last night. Crazy good. The whole family loved it and we have some very picky eaters. Pounded the chicken breasts first, but followed the recipe exactly. Just had some left over for lunch and it was still great!!

  • vonoepen
    Apr 23, 2015

    I made this with chicken tenderloins and it was absolutely delicious. Even my 5 grandchildren, ages 7 to 12, really liked it. I did not put the orange peel in, but when I make it for my husband and I, I will try this. Thanks, Sukie

  • busychef
    Apr 21, 2015

    Great quick dinner. I used fresh squeezed oj & added diced jalape?o & fennel before baking. Adds a nice heat/pepper flavor. Will definitely make again. A real hit!!!!!