If you love take-out then you are going to love this Easy Orange Chicken. Some take-out duplicates can call for lots of ingredients you don't have. I made my orange sauce with just easy three ingredients! Yep, just three!! You can also find a recipe video at the end of the blog post!
Easy Orange Chicken with Marmalade:
I really enjoy cooking and creating meals for my family, so I don't order take-out a lot. My husband loves Chinese inspired food so this was a favorite for sure.
You know I'm not going to give you a recipe with a long list of ingredients that you can't get at your local grocery store.
The orange sauce for this recipe only has 3 super simple ingredients. After you make your easy orange chicken, grab a movie, and have a date night in! I also included a recipe video for you!
How to make Easy Orange Chicken:
Step one: Start by preparing your sauce. Using a small saucepan add BBQ sauce, orange marmalade, and soy sauce.
Whisk together and allow to cook on a simmer. While your sauce simmers get your chicken started.
Step two: Now dice your chicken breast into bite-size pieces. and prepare your skillet by heating it on medium heat and add oil.
Whisk egg together in place in a bowl. Wash chicken pieces in egg wash and then coat with flour. Add chicken to warm oiled skillet.
Step three: Allow chicken to cook for 3-4 minutes before turning over. Turn and cook until both sides are crispy.
Step four: Add chicken to a large mixing bowl and pour orange sauce over cooked chicken. Use tongs to toss and coat the chicken.
What is a good side dish for orange chicken?
We usually serve this recipe over rice with our favorite vegetable. Here are a few more of my favorite side dishes to serve with this chicken.
How to make orange chicken in the slow cooker:
I have this recipe in the slow cooker and it was so simple. You can find the ingredients and instructions here, Slow Cooker Orange Chicken.
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Easy Orange Chicken
- 1 cup bbq sauce
- 1 cup sweet orange marmalade
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- In a small saucepan start your orange chicken sauce. Add BBQ sauce, orange marmalade, and soy sauce. Whisk together and allow to cook on a simmer. While your sauce simmers get your chicken started.
- Dice chicken breast into bite-size pieces. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add oil. Whisk egg together in place in a bowl. Wash chicken pieces in egg wash and then coat with flour. Add chicken to warm oiled skillet.
- Allow chicken to cook for 3-4 minutes before turning over. Turn and cook until both sides are crispy.
- Add chicken to a large mixing bowl and pour orange sauce over cooked chicken. Use tongs to toss and coat the chicken.
- I served mine with rice
Very nice. Will make it again. I used no sugar bbq sauce and no sugar marmalade. No oil; just spray oil for the pan. Cut approx 259 calorie per swerving and still tasted great.
I made this dish for my wife and myself tonite. It was easy to make and was delicious. I had stir fry veggies with it. We will be having this again.
Definitely will go lighter on the BBQ sauce & maybe increase marmalade. I used both flour and cornstarch. For 3 large chicken breasts I added an extra 1/2 to BBQ sauce & marmalade. Ended up using 1 C ea of flour and cornstarch and used 3 eggs.
Definitely allow extra cook time for the chicken if you need to cook in batches and haven't pre cut the chicken.
SUPER EASY !!! AND VERY GOOD THANK YOU
We very much enjoyed this. I added some red pepper flakes to add some heat, replaced 1/4 c of the flour with 1/4 cornstarch...it stays crunchier. We also added some sautéed sliced jalapeños as a garnish. Next time I might slightly back off the barbecue sauce, but it was still delicious! We enjoyed every bite. Also, whenever I make rice, I put a grated carrot in it toward the end to amp up the nutrients. It made this dish even prettier.
I made it and it was very good l will be making it again