Orange Marmalade Chicken Recipe

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Orange Marmalade Chicken is another outstanding and easy chicken dish to serve your family. My family loves this chicken!

Orange Marmalade Chicken

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Orange Marmalade Chicken Recipe:

Recipe Type: Poultry, Diet
Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min


1 teaspoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons firmly-packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons low-sugar orange marmalade*
Salt and coarsely-ground pepper to taste
2 chicken breasts halves (3-ounce each), boneless and skinless**

* I like to use the Smucker's brand of marmalade.

**The U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as food agencies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, advises against washing poultry. Rinsing chicken will not remove or kill much bacteria, and the splashing of water around the sink can spread the bacteria found in raw chicken. Cooking poultry to 165 degrees Fahrenheit effectively destroys the most common culprits behind food-borne illness.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil; spray with non-stick cooking spray.

In a small non-stick frying pan over low heat, add olive oil and heat until hot. Add garlic and cook 2 to 3 minutes until garlic begins to soften (be careful not to let garlic brown). Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar, orange marmalade, salt, and pepper until well blended.

Place chicken breasts halves in prepared baking pan; spread garlic mixture evenly over chicken.

Bake approximately 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife). Remove from oven and transfer onto a serving plate.

This is the type of cooking and meat thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking. I get many readers asking what cooking/meat thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking and baking. I, personally, use the Thermapen Thermometer shown in the photo on the right. To learn more about this excellent thermometer and to also purchase one (if you desire), just click on the underlined: Thermapen Thermometer.

Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings.

Orange Marmalade Chicken - Nutritional Information

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the below information. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.

Item Amount Fat Grams Carbohydrate Grams Calories WW Points
olive oil 1 teaspoon 5 4 40 1.5
garlic 4 cloves 0 4 16 .9
brown sugar 4 teaspoons 0 16 68 1.3
orange marmalade, low-sugar 2 tablespoons 0 12 50 1.5
chicken breast halves 2 each 6 0 284 5.9
Recipe Totals 11 36 458 11.1

Recipe makes 2 servings.

Each Serving Totals - 5.5 Fat Grams, 18 carbohydrate grams, 229 calories, 5.5 WW Points

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