Orange Marmalade Balsamic Chicken

Orange Marmalade Balsamic Chicken
Have you ever wanted to make orange chicken and you find a recipe that calls for orange juice or orange juice concentrate? If you do, run fast in the opposite direction! Orange chicken recipes that use OJ tend to taste like orange juice. Trust me.. we tried one and it was gross gross gross. I found this recipe for orange marmalade balsamic chicken from Rachael Ray and it’s perfect.

Orange Marmalade Balsamic Chicken
I would have never thought of using orange marmalade to produce an orange tasting flavor, but now it’s my to-go ingredient if I want an orange flavor.

Orange Marmalade Balsamic Chicken


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-4 chicken breasts, diced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dash of rosemary
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan after the oil is heated, and brown for 5 minutes on one side.
  4. Turn the chicken over in the skillet, season with rosemary, and cook 5 more minutes or until it's done.
  5. Stir together the marmalade, balsamic vinegar, and chicken stock in a small bowl.
  6. Pour this mixture over the chicken in the pan.
  7. Let the sauce thicken for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve with rice or quinoa topped with extra sauce and vegetables.

Adapted from Rachael Ray

Orange Chicken
I bet this sauce would be great on pork chops too. So skip the chinese take out and try your hand at this dish!

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  1. This looks delicious. I’ve never tried orange juice in a dish, and although I’ve seen it, I don’t know what ‘concentrate’ would be in the UK, or if we sell it.

    I have used marmalade before – in custard. The recipe was for Treacle Sponge, with marmalade custard. I did recoil when I first saw the recipe – but oh my it was delicious!

  2. This sounds like a great flavor combination!

  3. Beth this looks wonderful. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. To see what you have to do head over to my blog.

  4. This looks soooo good, Beth.
    Hey, share it this week on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop?

    Have you done any cupcake posts yet? If you have, email me the link and I can share it on Cupcakes on Parade…my Friday series! :)

  5. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  6. I love anything with balsamic!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  7. Simple, easy & delicious! Just the way I like it!

  8. This looks so good! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. The party will be live as soon as I finish writing the post…lol. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. Thanks for recently linking this delicious recipe to my Tasty Thursdays party, Beth. It is being featured in my Fantastic Fruit – Week #4 – Outstanding Oranges post.

    Thanks, Nichi

  10. Hello Beth…I had some chicken and was looking for something quick and easy and tastes good…so I went right to your site. You did not disappoint!! This was a very good recipe–and just as you advertise! Thanks for helping make Terry and Scott (and me) happy campers tonight–it was great not to have to be in the kitchen all night! Hope you are doing well and miss you! Love Mom Baumgartner

    • Hi Carole! I am glad you all enjoyed it! It is one of the better orange chicken recipes we’ve tried, never use orange juice concentrate, it’s disgusting. See you in May!

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