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Stovetop Orange-Glazed Chicken

I love a recipe that can put dinner on the table quickly, and not sacrifice flavor. This sweet and saucy dish does just that with ingredients you probably already have on hand! —Kallee Krong-Mccreery, Escondido, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • For glaze, whisk together first 4 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl; stir in marmalade. Microwave, covered, on high until thickened, 2-1/2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pound chicken breasts to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with garlic salt. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook chicken until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-6 minutes per side. Top with glaze.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Flattening the chicken before it cooks helps it cook quickly and evenly.
  • When flattening the chicken, cover the meat with plastic wrap and use the flat side of a meat mallet. If you don’t have a meat mallet, use a rolling pin.
  • You don’t have to go crazy with stirring the sauce while it cooks in the microwave. We stirred it twice and got a nice, thick glaze.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 chicken breast half with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 314 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 656mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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    • AllisonO
      Oct 1, 2019

      I liked the flavors but didn't feel the glaze thickened up enough--it stayed very runny. I also thought it was a little salty for our tastes, but I will make this again and hope for better results with the glaze.

    • ColleenaG
      Dec 18, 2017

      Tasted soooo good. I made with Green Beans Amandine and rice...very easy. Made it for 4 people and just doubled the sauce...everyone loved it.