Sweet Orange Chicken II

Sweet Orange Chicken II

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
The Messy Cook
Recipe by  The Messy Cook

“Chicken is simmered until tender in a sweet orange and cranberry sauce. Pure delicious chicken, made with ingredients usually in your home.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Place chicken into a Dutch oven or large saucepan. Stir together the orange marmalade and orange juice; pour over chicken. Sprinkle in the cranberries.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook for 30 to 40 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink, and the juices run clear. Check occasionally, and add more orange juice if necessary.

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This was really tasty. I used boneless chicken breasts and browned them for a few minutes on each side in crushed garlic and butter. I simmered the sauce in a separate large pan and threw in some chopped green onions, red pepper flakes, orange zest, cornstach for thickness, and omitted the cranberries. Then I put the browned chicken in with the sauce and cooked it till it was no longer pink inside. Then I sliced the breast up and served in on a bed of rice, topped with a little extra sauce. It was really REALLY good. The leftovers tasted even better because the orange flavor soaked through the meat.

The Messy Cook

The Messy Cook

Update: 1.Use boneless chicken (bones are a hassle). 2. Marinade the chicken in some soy sauce and chopped garlic. 3. If you want the sauce thicker, add a little cornstarch. 4. Optional: Too sweet? I like sweet food but for those who want to cut the sweetness, a) reduce the OJ and add some low sodium chicken stock or b)add a splash of rice vinegar...however this changes the recipe to a sweet and sour recipe.



Super recipe! And soooo easy. My husband & I both loved it. The only thing I changed was the cranberries. I had dried Michigan cherries in my fridge so I used them(finally a use those cherries) and am glad I did because they were a tad tart. Also, I took about a cup of the juice and thickened it a little for a sauce which was also a hit with the Mister. This is a keeper. Thanks, Jaynine!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 518 cal
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs
  • 38.7 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 35.5 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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