Orange Glazed Chicken Breast Recipe

Although chicken breast is nutritious, eating it regularly might become quite boring. To turn chicken breast into a tasty dish, let’s try combining it with orange following this orange-glazed chicken breast recipe.

We all know that chicken breast is a healthy and affordable source of protein; however, we are so familiar and fed up with pan-fried, grilled/baked, or boiled chicken breasts. There was a time when I followed a strict diet to lose weight, and I hated chicken breast because I had to consume it too much. Anyways, thanks to that, I learned many recipes for chicken breast by myself, including this orange-glazed chicken breast recipe.

orange glazed chicken breast

Adding orange to a chicken dish is not something new. In cooking, orange is often used to make sauce and glaze for meat and fish, such as orange-glazed salmon, orange-glazed pork tenderloin, orange-glazed chicken, etc. I’m into all recipes with an orange glaze! The tanginess and the citrus aroma from orange, in combination with soy sauce, butter, honey, garlic… make every dish much more interesting and attractive. About orange-glazed chicken breast, the ingredients are very basic, and the cooking process is simple as well, so you can have it done in around 20 minutes.

Ingredients for Orange Glazed Chicken Breast

The ingredients required for this recipe are quite simple, featuring all familiar condiments. With soy sauce and honey, this leans towards more of an Asian-style or Chinese-style recipe. Let’s prepare:

  • 600g (21 oz) chicken breast
  • 30g (1 1/3 tbsp) honey
  • 1 orange, medium size
  • 15g (1 tbsp) chili sauce
  • 8g (½ tbsp) sugar
  • 20g (1 1/3 tbsp) soy sauce
  • 20g (1 ½ tbsp) butter
  • 10g (1 tbsp) minced garlic

If you would like to reduce the amount of sugar, you can remove or decrease it from the list. Chili sauce can also be replaced by ketchup to eliminate the spiciness in case you can’t endure it.

orange glazed chicken breast

Instructions

Step 1. Pan-frying chicken breast

  • Cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces, around 2-3 inches (see pic 1). Then, season them with a bit of salt & ground pepper (see pic 2). Pan-fry chicken breast pieces on medium to high heat until they turn golden brown on both sides of each piece (see pics 3 and 4). Set aside.
orange glazed chicken breast

Step 2. Making Orange Glaze

  • To avoid bitter juice due to the essential oil in orange peel, before squeezing the orange, peel it first. Then, cut it into 2 halves, and squeeze all the juice into a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients of the glaze except minced garlic and butter (honey, chili sauce, sugar, soy sauce) and mix them finely. You’ll get a vibrant red-orange mixture like the picture below.
orange glazed chicken breast
  • In the exact pan that you used to fry the chicken, add butter and heat it up until it all melts down and boils. Fry minced garlic until golden, then add the orange mixture to the pan. Cook until it boils (usually in less than 1 minute).
orange glazed chicken breast

Step 3. Combining chicken breast with orange glaze

  • Now, return the fried chicken breast pieces back to the pan and reduce the heat. Stir them well so that all the chicken pieces are covered with the orange glaze.
orange glazed chicken breast
  • Finally, transfer your orange-glazed chicken breast to a serving plate and garnish it with a bit of chopped green onions and cilantro if desired. Enjoy the dish along with cooked rice, soup, and salads.
orange glazed chicken breast

Storing Orange Glazed Chicken Breast

Fortunately, this is a great dish that you can store for a longer time than average. If you keep it in the fridge, it can last for 3 days; however, I suggest enjoying it as soon as possible for the best quality. To preserve it longer, you should let it cool down, then immediately transfer it to an air-tight container to store in the freezer. By doing this, it’s safe for up to 3 months.

Q&A

orange glazed chicken breast

Orange Glazed Chicken Breast Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

To turn chicken breast into a tasty dish, let’s try combining it with orange following this orange-glazed chicken breast recipe.

Ingredients

Instructions

Step 1. Pan-frying chicken breast

  • Cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces, around 2-3 inches (see pic 1). Then, season them with a bit of salt & ground pepper (see pic 2). Pan-fry chicken breast pieces on medium to high heat until they turn golden brown on both sides of each piece (see pics 3 and 4). Set aside.orange glazed chicken breast

Step 2. Making Orange Glaze

  • To avoid bitter juice due to the essential oil in orange peel, before squeezing the orange, peel it first. Then, cut it into 2 halves, and squeeze all the juice into a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients of the glaze except minced garlic and butter (honey, chili sauce, sugar, soy sauce) and mix them finely. You’ll get a vibrant red-orange mixture like the picture below.orange glazed chicken breast
  • In the exact pan that you used to fry the chicken, add butter and heat it up until it all melts down and boils. Fry minced garlic until golden, then add the orange mixture to the pan. Cook until it boils (usually in less than 1 minute).orange glazed chicken breast

Step 3. Combining chicken breast with orange glaze

  • Now, return the fried chicken breast pieces back to the pan and reduce the heat. Stir them well so that all the chicken pieces are covered with the orange glaze.orange glazed chicken breast
  • Finally, transfer your orange-glazed chicken breast to a serving plate and garnish it with a bit of chopped green onions and cilantro if desired. Enjoy the dish along with cooked rice, soup, and salads.orange glazed chicken breast
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 150
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310

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