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Charred Orange-Glazed Chicken-Recipe

Updated on September 12, 2010

A Fantastic Dish!

  I know what you are thinking, a vegetarian, posting a recipe for a dish she has never eaten. Crazy right?! Wrong! Though I may not have actually eaten this chicken I can tell you it is a FANTASTIC dish. I have yet to have a single complaint and the orange glaze is very delicious even on something as simple as rice. This chicken will really jazz up your dinner with a slight spicy kick and wonderful orange flavor. The smell alone will have you salivating. So break out your broiling pans or even heat up your grills because this chicken is to die for!

This is What You Need!

  • 4-8 Chicken Breasts- Don't limit yourself here, this glaze goes well over thighs, legs and chicken tenders!
  • 2/3 cup mesquite or hickory flavored BBQ sauce (if you don't have this, a regular BBQ sauce with a dash of the hickory smoked flavor works as well... they actually make it... it is a good addition to any pantry)
  • 1/4 cup apricot fruit spread **Diabetic? Use sugar free or low sugar options!
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (Fresh squeezed or store bought is fine)
  • 1tablespoon grated orange peel/zest (For a little extra kick? add a bit more!)
  • 1tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


 Here is the fun part!  Cook your chicken. You can grill or oven bake. Whichever you choose. If you are working on a grill, for the next application you will need tinfoil.

   Cover your chicken with your mixture. reserve some of your glaze. Broil 1 minute on one side, turn, glaze and broil on the other. After you remove your chicken from the broiler drizzle with a little more of your glaze and serve.

I like to serve this over a good helping of brown rice with a side of some of my favorite veggies. This glaze works wonderfully over just rice no chicken needed, or you can even top your favorite vegan chicken with the mixture. This is surely going to be a crowd pleaser!


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      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      no prob bob ;)

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      Sunny Robinson 7 years ago from Tennessee

      Okay, here is my review of this recipe.

      Oh em effing gee! It is quite sweet and tangy. We had enough left-over sauce to pour over rice and other things. I ended up eating my one charred orange glazed chicken, and then grabbing some of the popcorn chicken we had heated up for the kids (since they don't like "stringy chicken"). I poured the sauce over that and that was actually quite delicious.

      It was a hit with the adults. Not so much with my stepboys because they are notorious picky eaters and will only eat very processed foods, unfortunately.

      I LOVE this recipe! Thanks for introducing me to fantastic ways of cooking, Sogno.

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      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      glad you liked it. =)

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      spike03 7 years ago

      wow yummy...

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      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      @Sunny.. You wouldn't have it any other way. ;)

      @Dave..I have never made it on a grill but I'm pretty sure the same principles apply, and it would give it a nice flame grilled flavor on top of the smokiness and spicy orange. I'm sure once the initial setting of the orange sauce you could probably just sit it right on the grill for the "broiling" part to get it charred.I can vouch for the sauce though. It is AMAZING! I have heard many wonderful things about it on the chicken though. I have made this tons of times and everyone has always loved it.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      SognoPiccolo: This sounds like a mouth-watering dish that would work well at a family BBQ. As an amateur chef of sorts, I'm always up for a new and different recipe.

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      Sunny Robinson 7 years ago from Tennessee

      I love cooking, too. Usually I don't let anyone in my kitchen so I can experiment without feeling frazzled. But SognoPiccolo's been in my kitchen more times than I care to count and has taught me a lot. This recipe really sounds lovely!

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      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      I love cooking. I am far from being a chef but I love to experiment in the kitchen. Cooking is a passion of mine and recreating dishes without recipes is one of my favorite things to do. I will definitely be posting more recipes as I remember what they are. Most of them are all locked in my brain.... I really should write them down lol. I am so glad you loved this! Thank you for reading!

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      Shadows_Joker 7 years ago from United States

      I know this is good, I love orange chicken I am a bigger fan in that type of food. Thanks for sharing this, do you have any more? I think I would enjoy this thing your recipe sharing I'm a chef myself.