Sweet Orange Chicken II

Sweet Orange Chicken II

The Messy Cook 62

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


40 m servings 518 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 518 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.7g
  • 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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  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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  1. 52 Ratings


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 som...

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 sw...

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...

Pretty good recipe, very unusual. I like my chicken crispy, so after 45 min cooking in Dutch oven I took pieces out of sauce and placed them in a Pyrex baking dish - another 15 min at 450 - 500 ...

My family loved this! First I lightly browned 2-1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless thighs (trimmed of excess fat). For the sauce, I cut the orange juice down to 1 cup and simmered the chicken in the ma...

I used freshly squeezed orange juice, mixed alittle cornstarch into the sauce after the chicken was cooked to thicken it up, & served it with Jasmine rice, & steamed veggies. Huge hit! A very ea...

I followed the suggestions of other reviewers and sauteed boneless breasts with a little garlic. Thickened the sauce with some cornstarch/OJ, added some red pepper flakes and orange rind. It wa...

Enjoyed by the entire family!

My husband and I enjoyed this chicken. My kids did not like it, but I was pretty sure they would dislike such an "unconventional" chicken. I have used the left-overs in a spinach salad and it wa...