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bowl of orange chicken with orange marmalade bbq sauce on the table with rice
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Easy Orange Chicken Recipe

This Easy Orange Chicken Recipe with orange marmalade and BBQ sauce is quick, simple and delicious. Tastes better than takeout and budget friendly!
Course Main
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 504kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil use more if needed

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce we use Sweet Baby Rays original
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

Instructions

For the Sauce

  • Mix the orange marmalade, BBQ sauce and soy sauce in a small mixing bowl
    bbq sauce, orange marmalade and soy sauce in mixing bowl

For the Chicken

  • Dip the chicken in the beaten eggs, shaking off excess egg, then lightly coat with flour
    cut chicken breasts with beaten eggs and flour in pans
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil, and cook the chicken over medium high heat until lightly brown and slightly crisp. If cooking in batches, remove each batch to a plate, cover and keep warm
    cook chicken dredged in flour egg wash in skillet
  • Add the sauce to the pan, stir in the chicken, and heat over medium heat until thick and bubbling -- about 10 minutes. Serve immediately
    cubed chicken breasts in orange sauce in wok

Notes

You can use cornstarch instead of flour, although the texture will be slightly different. You can also skip coating the chicken in flour and egg, and just brown the chicken first, although the texture won't be the same.
For extra spice, add hot pepper flakes. For extra seasoning add 1 teaspoon garlic powder or salt and pepper, to taste.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg