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Orange Ginger Chicken

This twist on a popular Chinese takeout dish is one of my husband's all-time favorites. We spoon it over rice. —Toni Schilz, Army Post Office
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Optional garnishes: thinly sliced green onion and sesame seeds


  • Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil in batches over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan; cook and stir until thickened. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 326 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.

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  • mkfrazier
    Feb 5, 2017

    Great recipe, although it is sweet. Easy to prepare. The green onions compliment the dish so well. We will make this at least once a month.

  • Dee1264
    Mar 9, 2016

    Really good and easy!

  • JGa2595176
    Jan 6, 2016

    Delicious....easy to prepare and liked by the whole family. Not too sweet. Tasted as good as the local restaurants. We loved the sliced green onions and toasted seeds on top too. Will be making again.

  • begrl78
    Sep 30, 2015

    My husband loved it, although I found it to be too sweet, and will cut back on the marmalade used when I make it again. Will definitely be using again!

  • beil
    May 15, 2015

    My husband and I found it too sweet. With all the excellent reviews, I was very disappointed. Have enjoyed many of TOH recipes in the past. Will not make again.

  • justmbeth
    Mar 30, 2015

    Wonderful! Loved the simplicity (not much chopping) and the great flavor. Adding to the rotation.

  • Kathy_Paxton
    May 20, 2013

    No comment left

  • heatherwright
    Sep 20, 2012

    We really like this. I double the sauce especially if I add veggies to it. Super easy. I think it could translate well with pineapple too.

  • wasoongu
    Jun 12, 2012

    I wish I could post a video of the theatrics my son put on to "proclaim his love" for this chicken. I guess I'll have to make it again! The sauce wouldn't thicken up for me, so I added a little cornstarch mixed with water and that did the trick.

  • liz wong
    Apr 18, 2012

    This recipe is excellent. I doubled the sauce and added a clove of pressed garlic plus a little cornstarch to thicken.